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…

Ocean plastic a ‘planetary crisis’ – UN
Image copyrightAFP Image captionPlastic waste has a variety of detrimental effects on the environment Life in the seas risks irreparable damage from a rising tide of plastic waste, the UN oceans chief has warned. Lisa Svensson said governments, firms and individual people must act far more quickly to halt... Read more
Jospong, Hungarian company sign partnership to construct sewage, waste water treatment plants
Mr Agyapong exchanging the agreement with Mr Horvath, CEO of Pureco,while other officials look on  Jospong Group of Companies has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Pureco, a Hungarian company, for the construction and installation of sewage and waste water treatment plants in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.... Read more
Abandoned galamsey sites dangerous for farming-Research
 A study commissioned by  A ROCHA Ghana  and the  International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) -Netherlands on some abandoned illegal mine sites in parts of the Eastern Region has revealed alarming  concentration of mercury and arsenic chemicals in the soil hence not suitable for crop farming .   According... Read more
Russia finds 1,000-times normal level of radioactive isotope after nuclear incident claims
Russia’s meteorological service said on Tuesday it had measured pollution of a radioactive isotope at nearly 1,000 times normal levels in the Ural mountains, the first official Russian data supporting reports that a nuclear incident had taken place. The data appears to back up a report by the French... Read more
At least 15 states join global alliance to phase out coal by 2030
 At least 15 countries have joined an international alliance to phase out coal from power generation before 2030, delegates at U.N. climate talks in Bonn said on Thursday. Britain, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Belgium, Switzerland, New Zealand, Ethiopia, Mexico and the Marshall Islands have joined... Read more
Sanitation Marshals to be appointed as Akufo-Addo launches new sanitation campaign
President Nana Akufo-Addo has launched the National Sanitation Campaign vowing to ensure it does not become a nine-day wonder. Joined by former President Jerry Rawlings at the launch at the Banquet Hall of the State House Monday, the president outlined components of the campaign including an introduction of automated sweepers.... Read more
Open Defecation: Gov’t To Supply 1m Toilet Facilities – Adda
As part of efforts to fight open defecation, government says it will be providing one million toilet facilities across the country. An estimated 1.1 billion people in developing countries, including Ghana, resort to open defecation and UNICEF’s Country Director of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene, David Duncan predicted that it... Read more
Ghana’s President lauches Sanitation Campaign today
President Nana Akufo Addo will make a major move towards his commitment of making Accra the cleanest city in Africa as he launches the National Sanitation Campaign today, Monday 13th November 2017. The campaign which is to be implemented by the Ministry of Water Resources and Sanitation is expected... Read more
Small-scale miners agree to use mercury-free technologies in gold processing
The Ghana National Association of Miners has expressed its determination to switch from the use of mercury to mercury-free technologies in processing gold ore and, therefore, asked government to invest in mercury- free methods. They asked government to support the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa, to produce... Read more
Kenneth Ashigbey launches Carista Ghana E-Waste Management Project
  Mr Kenneth Ashigbey, the out-going Managing Director, Graphic Communications Group Limited, has launched the Carista Ghana E-Waste Management Project in Accra. Carista Ghana, which is the development and relief wing of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference, is committed to leading the Church’s effort in Ghana to address the... Read more