The Katsina State Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) has started reusing of utilized polythene packs to create interlock blocks for house ground decorations.
Malam Garba, the officer-in-charge for Research and Development, revealed this in a meeting with newsmen on Tuesday in Katsina.
He said the activity would help to diminish dissemination of utilized polythene sacks in the environment which influenced soil fertility as a result of its non-degradability
Garba said the program would likewise help to keep children from street begging connecting with them in picking utilized polythene sacks available to be purchased to SEPA.
He included that the agency purchases a kilogram of utilized polythene sack at about N25, contingent upon quality.
According to him, the agency buys about 500 kilograms daily, even though it has a machine that can process more than that.
He noted that “with the commencement of the pilot recycling of polythene bag, littering the environment with used bags in Katsina metropolis has drastically reduced and that is one of the aims of the programme.”
The officer said SEPA would establish centers in Daura, Malumfashi, Dutsin-ma, Kankia and Funtua, claiming that the interlock produced from polythene bags is of more quality than the one produced from cement.
Garba noted that the programme would assist the state government to generate more revenue.