Emmanuel Owusu of Team KEEK shows off his Innovate Ghana T-shirt

Road to Resilience: Team KEEK wants to reward Accra’s recyclers

Team KEEK members from top left to bottom right: Richmond Chris-Koka, Ogundipe Akinwale, Emmanuel Owusu, Edwin Zeye, Kofi Frimpong, George Ahafia Kwaku

The Problem

In Accra, the beaches and backyards of homes have become mountainous bodies of plastic waste. Statistics released by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) show that 270 tons of plastic waste are generated each day in Accra. 85% of which are the popular, ‘pure water’ sachets.

Not an uncommon sight in Accra; plastic waste is not well disposed of

So how does the KEEK Machine help solve this?

The KEEK machine when completed, will accept plastic water sachets and plastic bottles and give the recycler the opportunity to earn rewards.

Still shot of 3D animation of the KEEK machine
Team KEEK gathers on a Thursday morning to work on improving their project, ahead of the Innovate Ghana Design Challenge (Round 2) where they will compete against Team Oasis and Team Squatterville

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Africa Rizing

a new media startup from the BBG and US International Media connecting the next generation of global influencers from across the African continent and around the world to engage in, ‘a smarter conversation’.