GREEN Party president Peter Sinkamba says his party will convert waste into cheap, clean diesel and petrol to reduce the high cost of fuel imports on the Treasury and taxpayer if voted for on August 11.
Mr Sinkamba noted that the bulk of waste in Zambia was plastic which he said could easily be converted into energy.
He said his party planned to rid cities and towns of plastic waste by converting it into resources.
“Zambia is a very dirty country. Lusaka, Kitwe, Ndola and other cities and towns are littered with all sorts of waste. The bulk of the waste is plastic.
“The Green Party policy on waste is to convert it into resources; some waste can be converted into energy. Plastic, for example, can be converted into diesel and petrol and the waste will in turn be converted into cheap, clean diesel and petrol,” Mr. Sinkamba said.
He said the objective was to cut fuel import costs by 65 percent and invest savings into science, research, technology, creativity and innovation.
Mr. Sinkamba stated that in this regard, the Green Party planned to establish the Petroleum Institute at Copperbelt University.