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December 2, 2023
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YOUTH SPOT OPPORTUNITY IN PLASTIC

Maseru, Oct. 25 — While the world is dealing with plastic as a major environmental hazard, a young Mosotho man has spotted an opportunity of how well plastic can be recycled.

Speaking in an interview with the Agency on Wednesday, a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and Political Science holder Mr. Lehlohonolo Mathe said that he makes paving bricks through plastic waste.

He indicated that the bricks are water resistant and can be used for other activities such as septic tanks.

He said that to test the durability of the bricks, they filled potholes at Ha Leshalaba with the bricks a few months back and the results have been positive.

Mr. Mathe mentioned that with these projects he is aiming at creating job opportunities and opening a wider market for waste collectors.

He added that with the sponsorship he will be able to produce more bricks while also expanding his business and creating more job opportunities.

The government of Lesotho through the ‘Sebabatso’  youth projects and the UNDP with the ‘STEAM’ project have both opened opportunities for Basotho to showcase their creative works in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

So far at least 30 youth have been selected from both projects to participate in the forums.

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