Voltic Ghana Limited in collaboration with Total Petroleum Ghana Limited (Total) launched a plastic collection project to help in the proper management of plastic waste from households in Accra and the Tema metropolis.
The initiative dubbed ‘#IRecycle’ is in line with Voltic’s waste segregation and disposal project which has run since 2015.
Speaking on the project at the launch, the Managing Director of Voltic, Francois Gazania said, “the Coca-Cola Company and all its bottling partners like Voltic are leading the industry to help collect and recycle a bottle or can for everyone by 2030.
“The launch of #Irecycle demonstrate our commitment towards working together with partners to help Voltic collect its post-consumer waste as the company plans the recycling value chain”.
Total is on board to make the containers accessible to the public through its wide network of service stations.
Coliba is a plastic recycling startup that uses an innovative approach to help homes, businesses and communities start recycling programs through an incentive-based model.
This is done while working hand in hand with waste pickers to build effective recovery and collection network for plastic waste solely.
Coliba will empower waste pickers, connect them to waste bins and help create a market for them with regards to PET plastic bottles by buying back for recycling.
#Irecycle is a collection and segregation drive championed by Voltic, Total Petroleum Ghana and Coliba, Ghana. The project seeks to provide alternative bins at 40 locations mainly Total Service Stations encouraging consumers to segregate their plastics.
The project also empowers women waste pickers by mapping each community waste picker to a bin to collect and sell back to Coliba with great value and pride.
The Managing Director of Total, Eric Fanchini, said that “it was a pleasure to partner this worthwhile project as Total continuously seeks sustainable and innovative ways of investing back in the community.
“The recycling will not only safeguard the environment, but the waste will be converted into new resources for development which is an added advantage.’
He added that ‘Total has currently made provision for these recycling containers at its service stations at Atomic Energy, ACP, East Legon, Liberation, Oxford Street, Tema Hospital road.
Other outlets are the Ashaiman Motorway 1, Tema Main Harbour, Tema Community 1, Motorway 1, 37 Total Station, Liberation Road, La Paz, Liberia Road and Achimota Stations with other service stations to be added soon.
The company is also fueling the tricycles which will gather the plastics for recycling.