Plan to turn Abia’s wastes into wealth afoot

IN a move at turning wastes into wealth, a German company, W. Hartung, on Wednesday presented to the Abia State Governor Theodore Orji a proposal on recycling of wastes into cars, bicycles, fertiliser among others.

Presenting the proposal to Orji, who represented by his Chief of Staff, Mr. Cosmas Ndukwe, at the Government House, Umuahia, the firm’s Managing Director, Michael Struve, said the planned recycling plant would turn bottles into T-shirts, beverage cans into bicycles, tins into cars, some domestic wastes into fertiliser, old tyres into fuel, among others.

He added that the plant would also provide jobs for Abia people.

He said: “The plant will also employ Abia people and assist in keeping the environment clean. For us, waste is wealth and waste is gold. If we are granted the operational license, our company would dismantle and recycle all car scraps littered across the state at no cost and ship them back to Germany for industrial use”.

Responding, Ndukwe reiterated Abia government’s policy to partner with genuine investors in the state, which he described as investor-friendly with various investment opportunities.


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