WEALTH FROM POLYTHENE (NYLON, CELLOPHANE) WASTE Featured

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The management of nylon and plastic waste has been a major issue all over the world. Polythene bags have become so common and a part of our everyday life that it would seem hard to imagine a world without them. We have grown so used to them that no one stops to give a thought to the impact it has on the environment. It is very alarming, when you consider the many products that rely on plastic bags for their packaging all over the world. Where do all these bags end up at the end of the day? “Green Life Magazine”

 

 The answer is simple, in our drainages, streets, highways and rural areas. This litter due to its non-degradable nature tends to stay where it landed for a very long time, blocking our drainages and increasing flooding in our streets and villages, as witnessed recently in Nigeria.

 

In DIFAW, we have found ways of creating wealth using the polythene waste, thereby cleaning the environment and reducing the effects of blocked drainages, DIFAW women are currently engaged in the use of polythene waste to make hand bags, baskets, table and floor mats. They are durable, washable, re useable and recyclable. This has created employment and generated income in our rural areas with little startup capital.

 

Having knowledge of what hazards the polythene waste has on the environment is not enough action is needed to control the menace.

 

DIFAW has the answer.

 

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