Douala, 03 May, 2022 / 11:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Fr. Innocent Akum Wefon’s kitchen garden is an alluring collection of bottles of different sizes and colors that enclose spaces in which the Catholic Priest has planted various kinds of vegetables and fruits.
The garden at St. Raphael Archangel Parish of Cameroon’s Catholic Archdiocese of Douala is not just providing a constant supply of vegetables in the Parish. Through the garden, and a number of other plastic recycling activities that Fr. Innocent is engaged in, the Catholic Priest is keeping the Cameroonian streets clean one bottle at a time.
In a Thursday, March 17 interview with ACI Africa, Fr. Innocent said that he embarked on the 3650Plastics@10 initiative to collect 3,650 plastics to celebrate his 10 years as a Catholic Priest.
“When I celebrated my 10 as a Priest last year, I decided to collect 3,650 plastics, which I thought I had failed to collect from the day I was ordained a Priest. The number of plastics was to be equivalent to the days I had served as a Priest. On such an occasion, Priests make cards, shirts, key holders and other things to mark the important day. I decided that my souvenir was going to be plastics,” Fr. Innocent said.
When he spoke to ACI Africa, the Catholic Priest who serves as the Superior of Mill Hill Missionaries in Cameroon said that he had already picked 10,000 plastic bottles from trash bins, on the streets, on river banks, and on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean.