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plastic waste

  • With the menace affecting the day-to-day activities of the human race, the President indicated that confronting this challenge demands the active partnership and co-operation of all nations.

    President Akufo-Addo has launched the Ghana National Plastics Action Partnership, which seeks to stop the growth of global plastic pollution, and also ensure, amongst others, that plastics do not find their way into the country’s marine bodies.

  • Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda, was ranked the cleanest city in Africa. This is the accolade President Akufo Addo wants to wrestle from the people of Rwanda.

    Written By Solomon Annan - Seeing insanitary conditions at Kaneshie, Madina, Lapaz and many of such places in the Greater Accra Region, I am tempted to ask if Ghana’s fight against this filth engulfing us is not a chase of mirage curved in political jamboree.

  • Biologists said they found two plastic bags and a shredded balloon during a necropsy of the young rough-toothed dolphin after it washed ashore in Fort Myers Beach earlier this week.

    A rare deep-water dolphin stranded on a Florida beach and later euthanized had a stomach full of trash.

  • This pivoting of trash imports has created an illicit industry of unlicensed plastic recyclers. In Malaysia earlier this year, ....

    Cambodia has become the latest Asian country to reject shipments of waste sent to its shores by Western companies for processing.

  • The plastic waste menace in Ghana is one that, even though has persisted over time, will be history if the pace of current interventions is sustained.

    Written By Dr Boniface Y. Antwi - In a football match between teams A and B on a school park, the first goal of the competition was scored by team B, which came as a surprise and shock to team A.
    On the other hand, it was a great breakthrough for Team B, who worked hard for the goal.

  • One of the ways to reduce this environmental hazard, in the short term, is to quickly put a value on them at the point of purchase, thus making it difficult for anybody to dispose of them unrealistically.

    Written By Dr. Kwaku Yeboah Kese - The other day I visited a refuse dump to see if I could find the traditional beer (green) bottle or coke bottle. I did not find any intact or even broken.

  • Yet others have boldly taken lasting steps to wean their environment off unsightly piles of plastic waste, why can’t we?

    It has been an ongoing debate for some time now. It has taken so much shine from our cities and towns and killing humans, animals and of course, our environment. That menace is plastic waste and the debate is whether to ban it or not.

  • “Without a proper waste management infrastructure and sufficient recycling facilities we will not achieve a circular economy or the objectives of this directive,” EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren said.

    Single-use plastic items such as straws, forks and knives as well as cotton buds will be banned in the European Union by 2021 following a vote by EU lawmakers on Wednesday as the bloc pushes manufacturers to step up their recycling efforts.

  • It must have been a Hall Week, and the remnants of disposable cups, polythene bags, plastic bottles and lots of other rubbish were scattered all over.

    Written By Tony Asare - It was a cloudy and cool Sunday morning and I found myself at the car park of the new halls of residence of the University of Ghana.

  • Statistics from the Accra Metropolitan Assembly show that more than 912,0 tons of waste are generated annually in Accra. Out of this, only 410, 625 tons representing 45 per cent are collected while the 55 per cent which is mainly plastic remain in the system. Plastic waste has accounted for a major portion of the total amount of waste generated in terms of net-weight. Only two per cent of single-use plastic bottles are recycled.

  • Adequate systems must be put in place to keep used plastics off the streets, gutters, streams and the sea.

    Written By Dr. Antwi Boniface Yeboah - Reducing the use of plastics in the domestic and professional lives of society seems a daunting task, likened to the difficulty a primary one student will face when asked to climb the great Afadjato.

  • In a separate incident outside the scope of the Greek study, an 8-meter (26-foot) pregnant sperm whale was found dead off Sardinia in March with 22 kilograms (48.5 pounds) of plastic in its stomach.

    A study of whales and dolphins that have washed up dead in Greece over a 20-year period has found alarmingly high levels of plastic trash — mostly bags — in the animals' stomachs, which can condemn them to a slow and painful death.

  • A group of citizens recently petitioned President Nana Akufo-Addo to place a progressive ban on plastics.

    President Akufo-Addo has promised that his government will soon come out with a definite position on a possible ban on the manufacture of plastics in the country.

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