Water in Africa Through Everyday Responsiveness – WATER and Pure Home WATER open first CREATE Station with a grant from the Government of France to combat plastic waste menace.

November 20, 2019 – Pure Home WATER and Water in Africa Through Everyday Responsiveness today announced its first CREATE station in Ghana.  CREATE stands for Collect, Recycle, Empower And Transform the Environment.  At the CREATE station plastic is collected and filters, handwashing stations and other products made from recycled plastic are sold.  The first CREATE station was funded by the Government of France.  Present at the opening were the Ambassador for France, Anne Sophie Ave, as well as the Tamale Metropolitan Municipal Executive, Iddirisu Musah Superior.  Mr. Superior commented “We need 10 of these” when introducing the effort to local press and others present.  Local citizens bringing PET bottles and empty sachets are given .50 GHC per kilo as encouragement to continue.  The filters sold at the station also serve as an alternative to using sachet or bottled water, as they can make most any water potable for drinking including water obtained from the many dams and dugouts in the Northern Region and Tamale.  WATER Managing Director Jim Niquette, stated that the organization hoped to have more CREATE stations in the future and was actively looking for additional funding to build them.