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A tailor who has been designing local cloths and at the same time empowering young people living in his community in the art of transforming plastic wastes into school bag, Abdul Sesay stated that plastic wastes have been a major problem, as people littered it everywhere in the country, and that eventually leads to the blockage of drainages across the country, thus a common factor for flooding in so many parts of the country. However, Abdul said that it was against that backdrop he decided to utilize wastes plastic as his raw materials to produce school bags.

An Innovator, Alan Smith stated that the Freetown city currently cover with filth and garbage. He further explained that the reason for the current status of the country is as a result of the improper hauling of waste disposal.  He encouraged the authority involved to design adequate strategy or strategies to tackle waste management challenges in present day Sierra Leone.

Alan Smith further mentioned that the waste water plastic will foster employment for youth in the country, and that he has been working on a certain project that will transform waste plastic into something useful in society.

He reiterated that he has been working with a tailor to ensure that waste water plastic being transformed into a bag which would help reduce the plastic waste on the street of Freetown.

Public Relations Officer, Freetown City Council Cyril Mattia mentioned that the plastic used for packaging of water has been causing damages to the environment. He furthered that the River Rokel has been covered with plastic as it currently dangling all over the river.

Cyril Mattia went on to state that unlawful waste disposal has been causing lots of environmental damages to the society, as it gravely affects the work of council.

“Waste management consume lots of money, council has been spending hundreds of millions every month just on it.” Mattia lamented.

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