As part of efforts towards the efficient management of plastic Waste in Ghana, the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and innovation (MESTI) in partnership with Nestle Ghana limited has provided tricycles and its corresponding tools to the Plastic Waste Collectors Association of Ghana.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony at the premises of the Ministry for Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation (MESTI) , sector minister Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng stated that his ministry and its partner, Nestle Ghana limited realizes the importance of the implementation of Plastic waste collection scheme from communities and the impact it has on the environment hence the move.
Ousmane A. Kamara, Chief Financial Officer Nestlé Ghana Ltd signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the waste Collectors association after which he hinted that the management of plastic waste in Ghana demands collective effort, strategic partnership and the commitment of all and Sundry.
According to him, in accordance with Nestle Ghana’s commitment to safeguarding the resources for future generations and waste collectors desire to create value for plastic through collection and supply for recycling, Nestle and Plastic Waste Collectors Association partnered for the collection of plastic waste for an improved environment, public health and reduction of future pressure on Ghana’s natural resources.
“The partnership also seeks to create jobs and contribute to the socio-economic development and aid the national agenda on finding second life solutions to plastics towards a circular economy”, he explained.
Speaking on behalf of the Plastic Waste Collectors Association of Ghana, Mr. Elvis Oppong who is the President of the association stated that the logistics as well as the MoU will go a long way to aid work of members of the association.
“I assure you that as an association we will work and ensure that government’s dream of making Accra the cleanest city becomes a reality. But as the saying goes Oliver Twist always ask for more”, he concluded.
The partnership is a two year deal in which the Plastic Waste collectors Association commits to collect a minimum of fifty (50) metric tons of plastics every month. It is expected that a total of 1,200 metric tons of plastic waste will be collected during the period of this partnership.
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