5 GOOD REASONS TO CHOOSE PAPER STRAWS

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Our everyday plastic straws are designed as single-use products that we use to consume drinks and throw away after just one use. Also, plastic straws are not recyclable and so they contribute contribute significant amounts of waste that ends up in landfills or our oceans. Plastic straws are non-biodegradable and can take up to 200 […]

RECYCLED PLASTIC PAVING THE WAY TO HEALTHIER CITIES

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Ghana generates about 22,000 tonnes of plastic waste annually but only 2 percent gets recycled. A company in Ghana called Nelplast Eco is changing that. Its founder is Ghanaian engineer Nelson Boateng. He created his own recycling machine using scrap metal and started the company to recycle around 4,400 pounds of plastic junk. The Nelplast website […]

WHY AREN’T WE ALL BUILDING PLASTIC ROADS?

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An estimated 24.8 million miles of roads crisscross the earth’s surface connecting people and cultures and civilizations. The large majority are the so-called flexible pavements, made from asphalt. This means that hundreds of millions of barrels of oil have been used for that development. These road surfaces are comprised of around 90 percent rock, sand, and limestone, […]