Cameroon: 10,000 tons of plastic waste to be recycled annually in Cameroon

Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) – Cameroon will next month launch a programme to recycle 10,000 tons of plastic waste annually in the main cities such as Douala and Yaoundé.

The programme tagged "Eco Collect" will at first get rid of the plastic waste from 3 February to  29 August 2015 in Douala and in Yaoundé before expanding to the rest of the country.

A joint statement by the ministries of Commerce and Environment and Protection of Nature and Sustainable Development, has asked non-degradable plastic products producers, importers and distributors to collect and transfer plastic waste to "Eco-Collect" for treatment and recycling to clean the environment.

The plastic will be treated in Yassa and Douala and processed into raw materials or used to make finished goods such as tiles, plastic chairs and tables, said "Eco Collect" head of the sales, Franc Nzokou.

According to "Eco Collect" managing director, Rodrigue Ngonde, the programme will recycle of 10,000 tons of plastic waste annually and generate 1,000 indirect jobs by the end of this year.

Some 600,000 tons of non-degradable plastic matter are not properly disposed of after use, according to the department of Environment.
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21 january 2015 20:29:31

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