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Zimbabwe: Converting Trash Into Cash


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Cal
- 1088 days ago - allafrica.com
Using simple locally manufactured machines that run on just water, these men and women are turning grass, leaves, and numerous agricultural fibres arinto handmade tree-free paper, and pulp, pens, string, books, post cards, new generation organic packaging



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Elaya Raja (39)
Wednesday September 5, 2012, 3:26 am
thanks and noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 5, 2012, 3:30 am
Interesting, thanks.
 

Frans Badenhorst (569)
Wednesday September 5, 2012, 7:55 am
thanks for the post... great work
 

Julie E. (375)
Wednesday September 5, 2012, 8:45 am
Such a positive thing.
 

Donna Hamilton (159)
Wednesday September 5, 2012, 8:47 am
What a fantastic initiative!
 

Sandra M Z. (114)
Wednesday September 5, 2012, 9:44 am
This idea can be adopted Globally.....we have a lot of trash to recycle, and a lot of people who wish make a good living.

Love this, noted, Thank you Cal.
 

pam w. (138)
Wednesday September 5, 2012, 9:50 am
Imagine how this could work around the world?

And...imagine good news coming from Zimbabwe?
 

Michael Kirkby (90)
Wednesday September 5, 2012, 4:06 pm
Just goes to show you what can be done when the people have the will and the desire. Such waste products as Vaxjo, Sweden has demonstrated since 1997 that with the conversion plant in place these natural wastes can be converted to produce alternative energy that they use to power the city and everything in it. I've suggested it but thanks to the unions and their political buddies it gets short shrifted. There is only one small, experimental facility in Toronto at present and it has shown promise but no earthshaking radical changes as of yet. Ontario Hydro calls the shots after all. The solar experiment failed because no one at either level thought to convert the existing grid with the necessary invertor units. Too expensive they cried and the solar experiment died. Then there's Trans Canada and their ilk who don't want anyone messing with their monopoly.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 5, 2012, 5:19 pm
Noted. Thanks.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 5, 2012, 11:28 pm
How very, very welcome it is to read something good about Zimbabwe for once.

And something we can learn from, too. Thanks for posting this.
 

Rose Becke (293)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 12:04 am
a great post we all can learn from Thanks Cal
 

Jay curnow (197)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 2:57 am
Like many others I too as SO glad to hear of something positive coming from Zimbabwe!
 
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