Plastic waste “crisis” partly contributed to June 3 disaster – Report

Plastic waste partly contributed to June 3 disaster The Report of the June 3 Committee set up to investigate the cause of the 2015 flood and fire disaster has revealed plastic waste in Accra contributed to the tragedy. The report said the country’s plastic waste situation had reached a “crisis…

Experts discuss ways to deal with rising water pollution

  The first ever ‘science café’, which provided the platform for environmentalists, sociologists and research scientists to discuss effective ways to deal with the growing water pollution has ended in Kumasi. It was organized by the College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in response to…

Minister urges students of hygiene to see waste as wealth

Mr Michael Yaw Gyato, the Deputy Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources has urged students of School of Hygiene, Korle-Bu, to be creative and take advantage of waste in the country to create wealth. He said it was imperative for the students to inculcate the habit of entrepreneurial skills in…

CHINA BANS FRUITS AND VEGETABLES FROM GHANA
  Vegetables and fruits from Ghana have been banned from the Chinese market for failing to meet international production standards. The ban which took effect from the beginning of this year would further plunge the industry into crisis. Deputy Trade and Industry Minister, Carlos Ahenkorah, in an interview with... Read more
Fuel sale: Interdict BOST MD – Minority
The Minority in Parliament is calling for the interdiction of the Managing Director of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST), Alfred Obeng, over the sale of contaminated fuel to Movenpiina Energy. According to the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), the transaction has led to a financial... Read more
Frafraha residents fight EPA over ‘toxic’ rubber factory
Residents of Frafraha in Accra are accusing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of compromising on their health after a plastic recycling factory was allowed to operate in the area without permit. The residents who live near the plastic manufacturing factory at north Frafraha say the toxic fumes from the... Read more
Tie and dye waste disposal worrying- Volta CNC
  Mr Emmanuel Quao, the Volta Regional Director for the Centre for National Culture (CNC) has cautioned producers of tie and dye against indiscriminate disposal of waste water. He said the practice of disposing waste from the production of tie and dye into streams and open space posed environmental... Read more
Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire agree on MOU to tackle galamsey
  Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire have agreed upon a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) detailing Plan of Action to address the pollution of water bodies through illegal mining. The activities of illegal miners in Ghana, otherwise known as galamsey, have polluted water bodies with rippling effects on water bodies... Read more
UN Ocean Conference Adopts Resolution to Reduce Plastics; Industry Pushes for Waste Management
Plastic Pollution Coalition was honored to participate in the United Nations Ocean Conference, June 5-9, 2017, the first of its kind to be focused on the issues surrounding ocean health and marine life. In partnership with the Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education (COARE), the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation,... Read more
LIGHT AND DYNAMITE: How fish safety is compromised
The story is told of the chief fisherman of Bortiano landing beach who was assaulted by other fishermen in Accra one weekend in May. Together with other fishermen, Nii Adama Tettey II, had attended a meeting called by the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye. What incurred the... Read more
 43% of rural Communities in Eastern region depend on polluted water -CWSA
43% of rural communities in Eastern region lack access to potable drinking water hence depend on polluted water bodies for consumption which is inimical to the health of the affected population . According to the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) , Eastern region has the lowest rural potable... Read more
Death toll from forest fire raging in Portugal climbs to 57
Firefighters work to put out a forest fire near Bouca, in central Portugal, June 18, 2017. REUTERS/RAFAEL MARCHANTE (Reuters) – A forest fire raging since Saturday in central Portugal has killed at least 57 people, a government official said on Sunday, in what is possibly the deadliest-ever single forest... Read more
    The Waste Management Directorate of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has finally moved in to clear an illegal dumpsite at Okponglo. The Directorate had earlier announced that the illegal dumpsite at Okponglo and five others had been shut down but checks by Citi News showed otherwise. Citi... Read more