EU targets recycling as China bans plastic waste imports

 EU regulators are searching for ways to increase recycling of plastic, as waste piles up in ports after China banned imports of “foreign garbage” from the start of 2018. Announcing a new policy push on Tuesday, European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen said Brussels is mulling a tax, curbs on…

U.S. rivers getting saltier, drinking water at risk: study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. rivers and streams have become saltier and more alkaline over the last 50 years, posing risks to drinking water by damaging pipelines and other infrastructure, according to a study released on Monday.   As municipal workers dump salt on roads to combat ice and farmers put…

KMA exposed ; engages in open disposal of untreated faecal matter

Residents of the Oti New Site in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi are threatening to hit the streets over continuous dumping of untreated faecal matter in streams and drains close to their homes. The residents are living perilously with the risk of contracting cholera and other sanitation related diseases. The…

Malaria ,Cholera threaten residents  due to open dumping
Residents of Amanfrom New Akusu  are likely to be strike by malaria  and cholera outbreak due to open dumping in the densely populated area of the Ashanti Region . The rains has worsened the plight of the people decomposition takes place at faster rate emitting strong odour and producing... Read more
Koforidua residents dislodge Sewage into gutters during rainfall
Some residents in Koforidua ,the Eastern regional Capital have resorted to dislodging sewage into drainage whenever it rains . Some houses have connected sewerage to open gutters to dislodge blackwater into the gutters particularly when raining. The phenomenon is likely to  cause cholera outbreak should City authorities fail to... Read more
Classroom defecation   :GES shuts down three Schools
  The Ghana Education Service has indefinitely  closed down three schools at Akyem Adjobue in the Akyemansa District of the Eastern Region . The schools namely Adjobue GCD L/A, Adjobue RC Primary and JHS and Adjobue Presby Primary and JHS were all closed down following habitual  defecation in the... Read more
Use of harmful chemicals for fish preservation harmful to consumers
    Mrs Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, has warned fishmongers using Monosodium Glutamate to process expired fishes to halt the practice since it is harmful to human health. She said fishmongers use monosodium glutamate on expired fish especially tilapia to let it look... Read more
A “Digni-loo” plastic toilet technology aimed at helping communities to prevent open defecation has been launched in Accra. The technology was initiated by the Global Communities, an international Non-Governmental Organisation in collaboration with Duraplast Ghana Limited under the auspices of USAID. It would be piloted by the Ministry of... Read more
Plan Int. Ghana provides two  rural communities potable water
Plan International Ghana has provided potable drinking water to two rural communities to mitigate water stress bane in the communities. The beneficial communities are; Mintakrom and Amahi-Nkwanta both is Akuapem North Municipality of the Eastern region . Commissioning the Mechanised borehole Projects Friday, the Eastern Program Unit Manager of Plan... Read more
The Awutu-Senya East Municipal Assembly (ASEMA) and the citizens of Kasoa, one of the fastest growing towns in the Central Region, have resolved to tackle environmental sanitation and hygiene problems in the area. This was arrived at during sensitisation policy programmes embarked upon by Intervention Forum, a non-governmental organisation,... Read more
Ghana has lost an Environmental Gem
Ghana has lost one of the finest environmental gems throwing the entire environmental community into a state of bereavement . This follows the sudden death of  Ms Akua Akyaa Nkrumah,an environmental Technologist who worked as  Innovation Manager of  Jekorah Ventures,a waste management company in Accra,Ghana. She died Thursday after... Read more
Landlords to face prosecution over failure to construct toilets at homes
THE MUNICIPAL Chief Executive (MCE) of Ga Central Municipal Assembly, Dr Emmanuel Lamptey, has hinted that starting from June next year, the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies will start prosecuting landlords who fail to construct toilet facilities in their homes. According to him, through the Greater Accra Metropolitan... Read more
Sanitation SMEs need holistic policies to thrive – Research
  A research conducted by Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor, Ghana (WSUP), an NGO called for holistic policies to facilitate the operations of Small and medium Scale Entrepreneurs in the sanitation sector. The research dubbed “Creating a stronger non-market environment for small and medium scale sanitation entrepreneurs... Read more