Ghana Takes Steps to End Plastic Pollution


Ghana today demonstrated her readiness to end plastic pollution by joining the Global Plastic Action Partnership (GPAP) and out doored the Ghana National Plastic Action Partnership (NPAP).

As a first African nation to join the international campaign, GPAP would work closely with Ghana ‘s Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) to develop a national roadmap for sustainably managing and reducing the country’s plastic waste challenge, while continuing to boost its economic growth.

The Ghana NPAP would support the country’s public, private and civil society sectors in transitioning to a circular plastics economy, which directly addresses the root cause of plastic pollution by fundamentally reshaping the way plastics are produced, used and re-used.

Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Minister of MESTI speaking at the launch said it would transform the management of plastics throughout the value chain, inject sustainability and reusability into every step of the plastic life cycle.

The NPAP policy, he said would build broader development to grow the economy, create jobs and protect the environment, including mitigation of climate change and acceleration of progress towards many of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Prof Frimpong-Boateng noted that the Plastics Management Policy had been prepared and designed within the context of national sustainable development priorities, including achieving the objectives of the Ghana Shared Growth and Development Agenda (GSGDA) 2018-2022, the Government’s coordinated programme for social-economic development.

 by: Prince Baffour Asamoah

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