Amahnui George, Lamfu Fabrice, Eva Mokam – Sensitization & Collection of Plastic Bottles for Recycling

Date grant awarded: December 31, 2018

Thousands of tons of plastics are produced in Cameroon each year. Less than 15% of this is recycled while the rest is disposed of in sensitive ecosystems like water bodies and farmlands, posing a potential risk to human health and the environment. At the same time, the inhabitants of Buea are not aware of the effects of waste materials like plastic.

The First phase of this project will sensitize the population of the Buea municipality in Cameroon on the effects of illegal disposal of single-use plastics on human health and the environment, while the second phase will collect plastic bottles from communities and forward them for recycling.