Final year KASU student recycles polyethene waste into candle wax



 Ms Aisha Ishaq, a final year student in Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Kaduna State University (KASU), has developed a way to recycle polyethene waste into candle wax.

Ishaq unveiled her result in Kaduna on Thursday at maiden exhibition organised by University to promote among academics and researchers.

She told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that her used water polyethene sachets to produce candle wax.

According to her, effort was to clean up environment, as polythene water sachets litter virtually every community in country.

Ishaq explained that the 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.

“When look around you, what will see littering the environment are these water sachet wastes and I decided to do something about it to keep the environment clean,” the student said.

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.

Earlier, Dr Aliyu Adamu, Director, Directorate of and Development, KASU, said that the exhibition was to promote the spirit of among academics to solve societal problems.

Adamu said that the exhibition provided an opportunity for researchers from the university, other academics and institutions to showcase their findings and share experiences.

Prof. Muhammad Tanko, KASU Vice-Chancellor described 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 among academics in the quest to provide solutions to societal problems. (NAN)