Re-use and Re-cycling of Automobile Plastics – A Step to Manage Plastic Waste in Ghana
Nyamekye, Patricia (2013)
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The main aims of this thesis were to identify the disposal and management of cars’ plastics part after use, find out the effect plastic waste brings to the Ghanaian environment and to identify mesures of improving plastics waste management in the automotive sector, (end-of-life vehicle in accordance with European Union deritives). Analysis the benefits of re-using or recycling of plastic waste in Ghana. This thesis was done with a qualitative analysis by interviews and observations and was found that, most old plastics parts are usually re-used and that there were very little to do with recycling as Ghana did not have manufacturing car company plants. The plastics which are out of use and are beyond repairs are dumped at landfills. The thesis talked also about end of life vehicles legislation in the European Union and tried to find better ways of improving the waste in accordance with the EU directives. The internet has been main source for this thesis as most of the issues are global. The conclusion shows that, plastic waste from automobiles can be improved with government bodies, companies and individuals adapt to change. As the main problem was found to be the attitude of the people and lack of education.