Fan Milk, Environment360 opens plastic sorting centre at Tema Newtown
Fan Milk Ghana Limited and its partners have opened its first plastic sorting centre in Tema Newtown dubbed “Pick-It Integrated Waste project”.
The centre forms part of an inclusive recycling project aimed at lowering pollution by increasing plastic collection rates and improving waste pickers livelihoods through innovative social and environmental solutions.
Mr Stephane Couste, Managing Director, Fan Milk Ghana, opening the centre, said Pick-it would allow both value creation and inclusive development in Ghana by turning waste into resources.
Mr Couste added that the waste pickers would benefit from management, technical and organizational training to increase waste recovery rates while providing income for them.
He added that recyclables which would be collected door-to-door in households, markets, industries and lorry stations by the pickers would be sorted at the centre, packaged and sold to recycling plants.
Madam Cordie Aziz, Executive Director, Environment 360, partners of the project, said the sorting centre could be the first step to growing a thriving recycling industry as they provided the quality materials needed for recycling manufacturers to create products.
Madam Cordie noted that the inability to harness the value of recyclable materials was costing the African continent billions of dollars of economic opportunity each year.
See more details on the sorting centre here.