A Danish Company, ExoXpac, would next year launch a business initiative in Ghana to use coconut husks and pineapple wastes to produce bottles and food packs to substitute the use of plastics.
The ExoXpac, which specialises in converting biodegradable waste materials to useful products, would undertake the new technology, in collaboration with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, to promote economic growth and employment in Ghana.
Madam Gove Degnbol, the Denmark Ambassador to Ghana, made this known when she led a Danish business delegation to pay a courtesy call on the Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah, to finalise details of the initiative.
Madam Degnbol praised Ghana for her economic strides and said Denmark would share experiences with the country to transform the economy through technology and strengthen the technical cooperation between the two countries.
She gave the assurance that the technology would help turn the waste products around to solve some of the sanitation problems.
Madam Dapaah said the technology to be introduced had confirmed government’s commitment to making the private sector the driver of the One District One Factory Programme.
She said the country had made gains by achieving several targets under the Millennium Development Goals yet lagged behind in sanitation with its inherent health issues, hence the need to embrace the biodegradable technology to curb the plastic waste menace.
Mr Michael Michelsen, the Global Business Manager of EcoXpac, said he was proud to extend the new technology to Ghana and gave the assurance that the company would provide exceptional services to customers when it started operation.