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…

NGO launches programme to improve sanitation and hygiene
The Voice for Change (V4C) programme has been launched at Kasoa in the Awutu-Senya East Municipality of the Central Region with a call on the citizenry to ensure improved sanitation and hygiene in their communities. The V4C is an evidence-based advocacy programme being implemented by SNV (Netherlands Development Organization)... Read more
  Feed Without Destroye (ANSD) and the Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Organisational Development (CIKOD) are jointly implementing a project to improve access to water and sanitation facilities among selected communities in Eastern Burkina Faso and Northern Ghana. The project, dubbed “Strengthening Resilience through Improving Access to Water in... Read more
GAMA project will improve water supply
  The residents of the La-Nkwantanang Madina Municipality have been urged to embrace the half-price toilet facility being provided by the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area-Sanitation Water Project (GAMA-SWP), to stem open defecation. Apart from stemming open defecation, the project would also improve water supply to households which would go... Read more
AMA takes step to improve waste management
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly(AMA) has initiated measures to improve on waste management in the national capital.   Waste management is a major public health challenge for Ghana. It is estimated that ,Accra and Kumasi generate more than 4,000 tonnes of waste daily, according  to Mr Isaac Monney, a lecturer... Read more
WaterAid to improve water systems for institutions, communities
  Water systems of nine schools, two health centres and 10 communities in five districts of the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions are to be rehabilitated and enhanced into solar mechanized systems to better serve the people. Institutional latrines will also be built for the schools in... Read more