Wastepreneur, Makafui Awuku Turns Plastic Trash Into Business Opportunity

Meet Makafui Awuku, a Ghanaian wastepreneur whose entrepreneurial journey has been one full of wax and wane.

Meet Makafui Awuku, a Ghanaian wastepreneur whose entrepreneurial journey has been one full of wax and wane.

Plastic waste is becoming an increasing problem all over Africa, but in Ghana, one man is turning it into a business opportunity.

Makafui Awuku is not just making his life easy but also curbing plastic pollution. Right from making Christmas tree out of 396 plastic bottles to dustbin made up of shredded plastic bags, Awuku, founder and executive director of Mckingtorch Creatives is doing it all.

Talking to BBC News, he said, “What we do is to use plastics to pursue sustainable projects so that we can move away from the collection and dumping to a more purposeful way of dealing with the plastic waste”.

He understands how plastic has become one of the biggest resources of waste in Ghana and through his efforts, has helped open avenues for employment.

Makafui Awuku and Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales at an Arts Exhibition in Accra, Ghana.

 

Take a look at this video here from his BBC Interview below.

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