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16.04.2008 Business & Finance

Toyota Ghana goes green

By Stephen Odoi-Larbi - Ghanaian Chronicle
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The destruction of the ecology which has led to the gradual depletion of the ozone layer has become a source of worry to many industries and leaders around the globe, as Scientists have projected that global warming if not vigorously tackled, would lead to the destruction of the world.

Corporate bodies concerned about these phenomena have mounted a number of technologies to deal with that effect. Toyota Ghana Limited, on the occasion of its ten years anniversary, joins the likes of The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Ghana Limited (TCCBCGL), ZoomLion Ghana Limited and Anglogold Ashanti, to deal with ecological issues affecting the environment.

The Public Relations Manager of Toyota Ghana Limited, Mrs. Ama Orleans Asante, in an interview with the paper said the company's decision of going green stemmed from the fact that it wants to provide a conducive atmosphere for the people without harming the environment.

Among the conscious policies that have been implemented by the company, following the installation of environmentally friendly equipments in Accra and Kumasi, include a waste reservoir to collect and store waste oil for appropriate disposal later, without causing any hazard to the environment. According to Mrs. Asante, most of the waste oil is sold to recycling companies in Tema.

The company also has in its possession waste oil cum water separator to separate waste oil from water. Explaining how the equipment works, Mrs. Asante said the equipment when in operation, traps the waste oil while the wastewater is allowed to flow out.

She said the equipment prevents water bodies from being polluted by waste oil from their workshop. Another innovation by the company is Robin Air equipment for recovery/recycling and recharging of air conditioning gas.

This system, according to her prevents the leakage of gases into the air. The equipment is used to recycle air-conditioning gases in vehicles' air condition systems during repairs, to prevent the release of gases that pollute the ozone layer into the atmosphere.

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