Ms Aisha Ishaq, a final year student in the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Kaduna State University (KASU), has developed a way to recycle polyethene waste into candle wax.
Ishaq explained that the research converted the polyethene waste into useful form to reduce the level of plastic waste in the environment.
“One of the environmental issues in most communities in the country is the large number of polyethylene waste made from polyethylene water sachets deposited in domestic wastes and landfills.
She further said that she needed financial support to secure approval from relevant regulatory bodies to enable her begin mass production of the candle wax.
Adamu said that the exhibition provided an opportunity for researchers from the university, other academics and research institutions to showcase their findings and share experiences.
Prof. Muhammad Tanko, KASU Vice-Chancellor described research as a critical component of the roles of any university, which had been neglected over the years.
Tanko added that the exhibition was part of the institution’s efforts to revive research among academics in the quest to provide solutions to societal problems. (NAN)