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WASTE PLASTIC RECYCLING NIGERIA; HOW VIABLE?

Proper management of solid waste is critical to the health and well-being of urban residents. In Lagos metropolis, like most cities in the developing world, several tons of municipal solid waste is left uncollected on the streets each day, clogging drains, creating feeding ground for pests that spread disease and creating a myriad of related health and infrastructural problems.

A substantial part of the urban residents in the city and suburban informal settlements of Lagos metropolis also have little or no access to solid waste collection services. This is due to lack of proper land use planning which resulted in the creation of informal settlements with narrow streets that make it difficult for collection trucks to reach many areas.

The result is that a large portion of the population is left without access to solid waste management making them particularly vulnerable.

Some of the waste generated includes paper, glass and plastic and with the use of technology, these products can be transformed into useful products again.

Waste plastic materials can be divided into two broad categories namely

1. Low Density
2. High Density

Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) is a thermoplastic made from petroleum and is commonly recycled and has the number “4” as its recycling symbol. LDPE is defined by a density range of 0.910–0.940 g/cm3. It is not reactive at room temperatures, except by strong oxidizing agents, and some solvents cause swelling. It can withstand temperatures of 80 °C continuously and 95 °C for a short time. Made in translucent or opaque variations, it is quite flexible, and tough but breakable. Examples of low density material are pure water sachets and cellophanes bags.

High-density polyethylene (HDPE) or polyethylene high-density (PEHD) is a polyethylene thermoplastic made from petroleum. It takes 1.75 kilograms of petroleum (in terms of energy and raw materials) to make one kilogram of HDPE. HDPE is commonly recycled, and has the number “2” as its recycling symbol. . An example of high density material is the one used in packaging pure water sachets.

It is important to state that not all plastic is considered economically viable.

Below is the list of materials accepted in the recycling business

Shopping Bags
Laundry Bags
Pure Water Sachets
Yogurt Wrappers
Soft Poly Bags
Hospital Drip Bags
Pop Corn Wrapper
Bread Wrapper
Cellophane

Below is the list of materials NOT accepted in the recycling business.

Indomie Noodles wrapper
Detergent Bags
Biscuit Wrappers
Milk Sachet
Tea Wrapper
Poly Propylene Bags

Recycling is an economic development tool as well as an environmental tool. Reuse, recycling, and waste reduction offer direct development opportunities for communities. When collected with skill and care, and upgraded with quality in mind, discarded materials are a local resource that can contribute to local revenue, job creation, business expansion, and the local economic base.

The raw materials are never in short supply as Lagos is known for its huge generation of waste. From figures available from LAWMA, 9,000 metric tonnes of waste is generated daily with about 1,200 metric tonnes being converted into other uses. This create room for the establishment of recycling plants in Lagos and indeed other states of the federation.

The investor can start the business through the following ways

1. Supplier/ Collector
2. Collection Center Operator
3. Recycler

As a supplier/ collector, the investor collect waste polythene materials from different sources and supplies to the collection center operator who processes the material and sell to the recyclers. The recyclers recycles the product and make useful to the plastic industries to use.

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Report Title: WASTE POLYTHENE MATERIAL GRINDING AND SALES IN NIGERIA; THE FEASIBILITY REPORT.

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SACHET WATER {PURE WATER} PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA: A VIABLE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY.

Water is one of the most essential commodities for the survival of all lives. It is abundant in nature and occupies about 70% of the earth’s crust. However, safe drinking water is very scarce hence the need for processing, treatment and proper packaging of water before consumption.

In Nigeria, One major achievement of the present civilian administration in the past eleven (11) years as been the growth of middle class witnessed in the country. This growth continues to drive the increasing social and sanitary awareness of the need for hygienically and well produced food products like sachet and bottle water in the country.

The market for sachet and bottle water is national .With a population of over one hundred and forty million (140,000,000) people and an estimated national population growth rate of 5.7% per annum , average economic growth rate of 3.5% per annum in the past five (5) years ,Nigeria is a large ,expanding and sustainable market for sachet and bottle water. Though the market for sachet and bottle water in Nigeria, the business tends to sale more in the northern part of Nigeria where hot weather is prompting people into drinking more water than usual and lack of clean pump water contributed in giving the business a good push up.

Sachet and bottle water is consumed on daily basis by all and sundry irrespective of age, social class or religion. The raw material required for the production of sachet water is water while the other factors of production like land, capital, labour also comes to play.

In the production of sachet water {pure water}, the two most important equipment required for production is the water treatment plant and the sachet water filling machine.

Some of the machines needed for bottled table water production and their uses is given below.

Part One: Pure Water Treatment System

This system is comprised of; activated carbon filter tank, sand filter tank, softer/ion exchange tank and also the reverse osmosis system. For control, it uses PLC system to monitor the operation of the entire system.

Part Two: Washing, Capping, Filling Machine (3-in-1)

This machine can automatically wash, fill and cap plastic and glass bottles.

Part Three: Cap Elevator.

This machine is not necessary but it is convenient and it improves the hygienic operation of the line.

Part Four: Light Checker

After the bottles have been filled it is necessary to check that the finished products meet the set and acceptable standard. And that is exactly what this machine is designed to do.

Part Five: Auto Cap Code Printer

This machine is used to print codes on the caps. The date of production and the batch number can be printed with this machine.

Part Six: Cap Sterilizer

As bottled pure water is a cold process production, it is necessary to sterilize the caps before loading them on the washing, filling and capping machine.

Part Seven: Conveyor

To facilitate the production process the bottles have to be moved from one unit to another.

Part Eight: Steam operated Shrinking Tunnel (Labeling machine)

This machine shrinks the producer’s label on the bottled water. Please note that you will need a steam generator with this machine.

Part Nine: Wrapping/Shrinking Machine

This is a packaging machine. I will advise you to buy the manual type as it is much cheaper than the semi-automatic one.

The return on this project is quite attractive and impressive that it would be difficult for any financial institution especially banks with discerning credit officers to turn down any loan request for funding this project. Promoters of this venture will also feel comfortable to release their hard earned money to finance this project.

The successful implementation of this project begins with the preparation of detailed and bankable feasibility study report to ascertain the actual cost/benefit status of the project. As a part of the legal requirements, the promoter has to register its product with NAFDAC.

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RECYCLING OF METAL SCRAP IN NIGERIA; WASTE TO WEALTH SERIES.

Inspite of the nation’s attempt developing her steel industry, Nigeria steel industry has not fully taken advantage of the over 3 billion tonnes of iron ore found in Kogi, Enugu, Niger, Zamfara and Kaduna States.

Most of the nations annual steel demand which is estimated at over 2,000,000 MT is being meet from the recycling of metals scraps because of the dependence of past administration on crude oil as the main source of revenue.

Because of the relationship between the steel consumption and the economic development of a nation, massive investment is required in order to increase the annual per capita consumption of Steel in Nigeria which currently stands at 10kg to the world’s average of 130kg.

Metal scrap recycling as made it possible to recover the iron content from metal scrap instead of using iron ore as the feed stock thereby helping to conserve the world natural resources and creating a market for the trading of metal scraps.

Metal scrap can be basically classified into two categories namely HMS {Heavy Metal Scrap} and Used Rails. HMS can be further divided into two groups namely HMS 1 and HMS 1 & 2 depending on the composition of the heaviness of the scraps.

A number of metal scrap plants currently operates in the country especially in the southern part of the country and in order to encourage the growth of the industry and to meet up with the steel demand of the country, the government placed a ban on the export of metal scraps in Nigeria.

In Nigeria, metal scraps could be sourced from;

  1. All automobile mechanic workshops
  2. Junk yards, other workshops and Garages
  3. Scraps and spare parts dealer shops
  4. Police stations and motor parks etc.

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SAWDUST BRIQUETTEE PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA FOR THE LOCAL AND EXPORT MARKET.

Much has been said about the need to encourage the optimal use of natural resources through recycling in order to reduce the ozone depletion and the effects of global warming.

One of the ways these can be achieved is through briquetting of sawdust. Sawdust is a bye- product gotten from the processing of woods.

Briquetting is a process of compressing sawdust to derive a fuel {sawdust briquette} that is smokeless and burns longer. The conversation is done through the briquetting machine. The result is that the compressed dust comes out in a solid shape. It can be produced in different shapes and does not require any binding agent or chemical adhesive.

Sawdust briquette as a comparative advantage over in that it can be produced to different size and shape, it is smokeless and burns longer. Another of sawdust briquette is that it does not stain and can be easy packaged in 2, 5, 10 KG PP bags as usually required by buyers.

The market for sawdust briquette is both local and international. In the local market, it can be sold to hotels, eateries, hostels, worship camps, homes, prisons, road side roasters and barbecue operators. Exporters of charcoal would certainly attest to the international demand for sawdust briquette though many have been scared with the high cost of procuring briquetting machine from abroad.

The machine comprises of the furnace, the chamber and the heating area. It is powered by electricity and locally fabricated.

The season for securing of sawdust briquette contract starts from September to May for European countries while it is all year round for Middle

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East and Asian countries. In the Britain only, the demand for sawdust briquette is in excess of 70,000 MT annually.

Sizes could be in 1-2-5 mm and packaging in 5, 10, 25 KG depending on the demands of the buyer.

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