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…

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NGO moves to conserve sacred groves
  The Accelerated Rural Development Organization, a non-governmental organization, focused on sustainable environmental management, has embarked on a project to conserve about 30 sacred groves in the Volta Region. The old groves, some of which have been destroyed are dotted around Kpeve, Woadze, Agate, and Have. Mr Winfried Donkor,... Read more
NGO begins campaign on climate change in Ghana
Policy think-tank, Institute of Green Growth Solutions, in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer StIftung Foundation is embarking on a nationwide awareness creation especially in schools. They began the awareness creation at the Vision Feed Academy in Accra where the students were given interactive presentations on climate change. A representative from Institute of Green Growth... Read more
NGO wants speedy implementation of energy  cooking reform
  Organisation for Indigenous Initiatives and Sustainability (ORGIIS),  a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) has called on the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) and the Ministry of Energy to as a matter of urgency implement the proposed energy cooking reform policy. The implementation would help arrest the spate of environmental degradation and... Read more
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
NGO proposes four-pronged approach in dealing with galamsey menace
Ing. Evans Arthur speaking at the press conference in Accra  Global Agenda Services (GAS) Ghana, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has proposed a four-pronged approach by which the government can deal with the menace of illegal mining (galamsey) on a sustainable basis. Addressing a press conference in Accra, the Executive... Read more
NGO launches programme to protect Ecosystem
The Development Institute (DI), a non-governmental organisation, has launched the Shared Resources Joint Solution (SRJS) programme in the Ho West District with the aim of, securing ecosystem, providing water, food security and climate resilience for improved livelihoods. The four-year project from 2016 to 2020 is being funded by the... Read more
NGO launches project to protect Volta Basin
A Non-Governmental Organization, A Rocha Ghana, has launched a four-year project in Damongo to safeguard the Volta Basin within the Mole ecological zone in the Northern Region. The project codenamed, “Shared Resources Joint Solution” launch coincided with the 2017 World Water Day celebration. With the intention to upscale the... Read more