The German investors said they are interested in recycling used plastics into useful plastic materials and products, creating jobs and minimizing the health and environmental impacts and hazards of plastic wastes in the country.
The project will focus on the Green Economy, Mass Flow, Value added Chains, Technology and Recycling. It will develop a system to reduce the amount of plastic waste that enters the environment, particularly marine ecosystem, including waste collection infrastructure, as well as vessel base treatment system and commercialization of plastic waste, according to the spokesman of the group.
In order to ensure this happen, Dr. M’baimba Lamin Baryoh and Dr. Sankoh signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Sierra Leone and German Universities – Institute of Marine Biology and Oceanography and Bremen University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, Germany.
The German plastic waste recycling investors have also met with the Mayor of Freetown – Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, the Minister of Energy – Alhaji Kanja Sesay and the Chief Minister – Professor David Francis.