Accra Brewery PLC has launched a new challenge dubbed the ‘Beta Malt flip It challenge’ a 3 phased school-based challenge, where schools will be tasked to turn plastic bottles collected into usable materials.
This simple yet impactful platform combines fun and a purpose to give plastic bottles a second life.It was launched at the 5 Garrison school at Burma camp in Accra with 150 participating schools in Greater Accra.
Mr Makafui Awuku, Founder and CEO of Mckingtorch Africa, spoke on the rising concerns of plastic waste, the dangers they pose on nature and the need to eradicate them with utmost urgency.
Christopher Gyan Mensah, Operations Manager of SESA assured the effective training of creative art teachers from qualified participating schools which would adequately assist their students to come up with creative artifacts that would be useful in the society.
Also speaking at the event, the Head of Marketing, Chuka Nnaobi, Accra Brewery said, “this challenge seeks to develop the creativity of the children as well as impact knowledge in them to assist them achieve their goals.”
The Beta Malt Flip It Challenge is going to be in 3 phases, the bottle collection stage, where students will be tasked to collect empty plastic bottles to meet the threshold of 30 kg to qualify to the next stage, the Upcycling Uraining Section.
The teachers at these qualifying schools will be trained by industry leads (Mckingtorch Africa) on how to turn the plastic waste into useful materials and will be provided with all the necessary resources needed.
Then the final phase which will be an exhibition event to give schools an opportunity to showcase their creative works.There are a lot of prices worth up to GH¢10,000 to be won.