The Abia State government is going into partnership with a German-based company to preserve the environment by setting up a recycling and waste management centre in the state.
The state government represented by the Chief of Staff, Cosmas Ndukwe, who met with a team from the German company, believe that the centre will have a positive social and economic impact on the state.
A German consulting expert on environment, Mr. Michael Struve, who was on the German team said the technology will generate huge income for the state as well as create job opportunities for the unemployed who are willing to learn.
Making a presentation at the reception, Mr Struve explained that after the re-cycling process, 28 plastic drinking bottles become equivalent to one T-shirt, and 670 beverage cans will convert to a bicycle. He also revealed that 19,000 aluminium tins can be turned into steel for car production, just as an old worn out tire can also be re-cycled to produce energy.
He added that the company will be in charge of collecting the waste and the running of the centre will be transferred to Abia State after a while.