Exclude Atewa Forest from intended bauxite mining  now -Concern Citizens of Atewa tell government

 A group calling itself Concern Citizens of Atewa Landscape  has called on the Government of Ghana to exclude  Atewa Forest Reserve from its intended integrated Bauxite industry development.   According to the group, besides Densu,Birim and Ayensu rivers taking their sources from the forest , Atewa Forest provides estimated current…

Ghana moves to reduce carbon emission

  Ghana has adopted re-afforestation as one of the main activities for the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to reduce carbon emissions. To this end, a number of young people are being engaged by government to grow trees in most parts of the country, Mr Peter Abum Sarkodie, Executive Director of…

Second hand Vehicles to be banned as Ghana moves to implement vehicle fuel economy standards

Ghana’s  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with the UN Environment and other partner agencies, and Ministries of Transport, and Energy, and the Drivers and Vehicle Licensing Authority have succesfuly undertaken an inventory on the vehicular fleet and inspection evolutions in Ghana from 2005 to 2016 as part of steps to…

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... Read more
UK to devote foreign aid money to fighting plastic pollution
In a major win in the battle to turn the tide on plastic, British Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that the United Kingdom’s foreign aid budget will be used to fight plastic pollution in the developing world. The announcement follows direct campaigning on the issue from UN Environment... Read more
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
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... Read more
Kenya plastic bag ban comes into force after years of delay
A ban on plastic carrier bags has come into force in Kenya, which means that from Monday anyone found selling, manufacturing or carrying them could face fines of up to $38,000 or prison sentences of up to four years.The government says the ban will help protect the environment. But... Read more
‘Earth is becoming ‘Planet Plastic
Story by Jonathan AmosBBC Science Correspondent Image captionScience reporter Victoria Gill looks at why there is so much plastic on beaches US scientists have calculated the total amount of plastic ever made and put the number at 8.3 billion tonnes. It is an astonishing mass of material that has essentially... Read more
Ban Plastic straws and bottled water, adopt bamboo and paper
Executive directors and Ambassadors of drink safety water, are calling on various districts and municipal Assemblies  to immediately ban plastic straws and bottled water in the country due to its non biodegradable properties.   According to Mr. Issaka Amon Kotei, who is a local government expert and Drink Safety... 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
Dutchman wants to deploy barriers to gather, recycle Pacific plastic
Boyan Slat of the Netherlands, who started a project called The Ocean Cleanup in 2013, poses after an interview in Brussels, Belgium May 15, 2017. Picture taken May 15, 2017. REUTERS/Clement Rossignol  A 22-year-old Dutchman on Tuesday said it would be possible to reduce by half the millions of... Read more
The world’s highest density of plastic waste has been found on the remote South Pacific Henderson Island, east of New Zealand.
A remote and uninhabited South Pacific island has become a plastic wasteland with one of the world’s highest collection of debris, Australian researchers have found Henderson Island, part of the Pitcairn Islands between New Zealand and South America, is just 10km long and five kilometres wide but is littered... Read more