• Cordie Aziz

Plastic waste is destroying aquatic life

The Head of the Waste Management Department, Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA), has observed the damaging effects of plastic wastes on aquatic life.

Mr Solomon Noi made the observation on Wednesday during the launch of “Pick-it”, an Integrated Waste Pickers project at the seat of the Tema Traditional Council, Tema Newtown.

Mr. Noi, who was speaking on behalf of the Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) said, “This project has come to us as a form of relief because it would help us to tackle the menace of plastic waste. Tema is low lying and close to the sea, as such water washes and wind blows plastics into the sea, and our fisher folks now catch plastics instead of fish.”

The Managing Director of Fan Milk Limited, Mr Stephen Couste’ observed that the official launch of the “Pick-it” and the inclusive recycling projects would contribute to increase plastic collection and improve the livelihood of waste pickers as well as improve waste management in Ghana which had social and environmental impact on the country.

Ms. Cordie Aziz, the Executive Director, Environment 360, said her outfit would “work with community members in Tema Newtown over the next two and a half years for residents to recognize quality recyclable materials, create innovative collection systems, and help create awareness about the importance of a clean environment.

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