Recycling cans in Kamsar
Women use pots to cook rice, which is the staple food in Guinea. They must be big enough to be used to cook for the whole family, a large family usually, for traditional ceremonies, marriages, baptisms etc…
In my home in Kamsar, all the cans are collected and put in a big bag. Then Mr Keita takes them to make brand-new cooking-pots. A second life ! And no waste !
He heats and dissolves them for 15’-20’. It is very hot and risky. Bellows, a pipe blowing wind on the fire, dissolving the aluminum, just turn the handle, a good technique.
The kitchen utensil is made using a mould which is made of sand and earth. Mr. Keita needs pliers to take anything that is hot, several types of moulds and some water to have a smooth surface. Continue reading Yes, he can! / Petite canette deviendra grosse marmite