Illegal miners diverted river kills 2 displaces hundreds

Defiant illegal miners  operating in Lower West Akyem Municipality in the Eastern Region have triggered a devastating disaster which has led to the death of a mother and daughter while displacing hundreds of residents. 54 year old Mother,Akosua Sawo  and her 8 year old daughter ,Grace Sawo  drowned after a…

Ghana to lose €60m Dutch govt facility over delayed implementation of recycling project

Ghana risks losing a €60 million subsidy facility from the Netherland government to set up a solid waste recycling plant if the country fails to sign a partnership agreement on the project by the end of this month. The project which has the capacity to recycle 20 tonnes of solid waste,…

Mineral Commission to recruit mine guards to police mining areas

Mr Addae Antwi-Boasako, the Chief Executive Officer of the Minerals Commission, said the Commission was embarking on the recruitment of mine guards to help deal rapidly with the issues of illegal mining. He said the mine guards would be stationed at the hotbeds and hotspots in the mining fields so…

Ethiopia opens first-of-its-kind power plant that turns waste into energy
  Ethiopia on Sunday inaugurated a power plant which converts waste into energy, next to a filthy open-air dump in Addis Ababa where a landslide last year killed more than 110 people. Named Reppie, the facility is the first of its kind in Africa, according to the government and the... Read more
Manage plastic waste effectively no need for ban-Cellular Toxicologist
Molecular and Cellular Toxicologist, Professor Augustine Arukwe, has advocated the effective management of plastics rather than banning them outrightly.Some environmentalists believe Ghana must go the Rwandan way by banning all plastics if the government is serious about making Accra the cleanest in Africa, but the Norway-based professor disagrees.Speaking to... Read more
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
Mampong Municipal Assembly to turn waste into energy
  The Mampong Municipal Assembly has taken steps to recycle and reduce waste in the area through the construction of a ‘waste-to-energy’ plant. The project is a partnership arrangement between the assembly and a foreign company, Renergen Limited. Mr. Thomas Appiah-Kubi, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), who broke the... Read more
New Juaben Residents furious over non disposal of Solid waste
  Residents of New Juaben are unhappy over non-disposal of heaps of Solid Waste at various waste collection centers in the municipality due to breakdown of Waste collection Vehicles by Zoomlion Ghana Limited ,company contracted to manage waste in the municipality.     The situation which has lasted for... Read more
Electronic waste reaches record high of 45 million tons
Only 20 percent of electronic waste was recycled in 2016, despite 67 nations having e-waste legislation. Electronic waste is expected to reach 52.2 million tons in 2021. Electronic waste rose to a record 45 million tons worldwide in 2016, a United Nations-backed study showed on Wednesday. The weight of... 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
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
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... Read more
Each region to get two waste treatment plants – Sanitation Minister hints
Ghana has been grappling with waste management over the years owing to indiscriminate disposal of refuse and poor waste collection systems. Over four thousand metric tonnes of waste is said to be generated on daily basis across the country, mostly in city centres. In 2015, the country was ranked... Read more