Reduction of Plastic Littering in Kumasi
Environment360 with the support of GIZ and the Northern Rhine Wesphalia partnership with Ghana organized a one day stakeholders’ conference to facilitate a dialogue between key stakeholders with regards to reducing plastic waste in Kumasi.
The conference brought together members from the private sector, government and civil society, academia and the informal sector, to help determine areas of potential collaboration as well as key challenges to building an eco-system that supports the growth of a circular economy.
A member of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly was present to discuss how waste segregation can be implemented in Kumasi and the current challenges they face. The Ghana Recycling Initiative by Private Enterprise was also on hand to discuss how private industry is supporting the work of informal sector workers to increase the collection of plastics.
The-one-day workshop was to give an overview of Environment360's Kumasi PET Take Back program financed by the Federal German State North Rhine-Westphalia and GIZ. Environment360 took the time to share experiences from beneficiaries of the project as well as highlight the projects expected and current impact.