Three poultry farmers in northern Ghana have found a new way to keep their eggs warm — by keeping them in a fridge.
A prototype incubator uses a repurposed fridge as a casing, while a mechanism inside turns the eggs when needed. The idea comes from a local company called Appcyclers, which developed the prototype when a team member complained about the scarcity and price of commercial incubators.
The prototype is just one way that innovators are making use of growing piles of hazardous electronic waste (e-waste).
“They’re doing it to endow us with the resources that we need to breathe clean air or stop emissions here in Europe.”
Benjamin Sovacool, Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex
“The long goal is actually to promote a greener, safer recycling environment in the Northern Region and in Ghana as a whole,” says engineering graduate Agudor Agabas,…