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A Danish company EcoXpac has expressed interest to establish a state of the art manufacturing company in the country which will employ advanced technology to use coconut husk and pineapple to produce biodegradable packaging products.

The project which is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2019, will in the long run help address the country’s challenge with sanitation which mainly stems from the indiscriminate disposal of plastics.

This came to the fore when a delegation led by the Danish Ambassador to Ghana, Tove Degnvol paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources in Accra.

Over the years the issue of sanitation has been a challenge for Ghana with many calling on successive government’s to ban the use of plastics as it is purported to be the main cause of the filth seen around.

The coming on stream of these products is to help reduce the use of plastics and resort to paper products.

The Global Business Manager EcoXpac, Michael Michelson said the company will partner with the Center for Scientific and Industrial Research, CSIR to undertake this project. He noted that the product which are biodegradable can also be recycled.

The Danish Ambassador to Ghana, Tove Degnbol stressed the need to deepening bilateral relations between the two countries. He said Denmark believes in government’s One District One Factory initiative adding that more companies have expressed interest to invest in Ghana.

The Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah was optimistic about the prospects of the project pledging her ministry’s support to ensure the success operation of the company in Ghana.

Although the cost of the project has not yet being ascertained, EcoXpac intends to partner local industries in Ghana.

Story by GBC’s Mercy Darko

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