Green Africa Youth Organization (GAYO), a non-governmental organization, has partnered with the Ledzokuku Municipal Assembly to educate community members, particularly students, about the significance of reusing plastic waste.
Asst. Project Coordinator for Zero Waste -Accra, Mabel Naa Amorkor Laryea speaking with Ghana News Guide on the need for this project said Plastic waste management remains a huge problem in Ghana as the citizens struggle with segregation.
“As we are aware, plastic waste remains a huge threat to humans and the aquatic environment. … As part of the Sustainable Enterprise Driven Solution To Plastic Waste Management project implemented in Teshie, the need to sensitize communities on better plastic waste management practices is of priority for efficient collection to the Material Recovery Facility in La”.
She also emphasized that the project would enhance citizen participation in waste segregation, raise awareness of sustainability, and help shift paradigms on plastic waste production.
“Key among today’s objectives is to Sensitize some selected communities on proper waste segregation, waste management, health benefits of proper waste management, and sustainable plastic recovery”. She added
Mabel reiterated that GAYO would as well enhance partnerships with relevant institutions on delivering sustainable plastic waste management advocacy while championing waste reduction within the community and increasing collection in these communities.
This would Influence the development of a strategic plan for effective communication on plastic waste management within the municipality as a whole.
To help achieve this, the Green Africa Youth Organization (GAYO), in partnership with SESA recycling and is organizing a door-to-door campaign dubbed “Trash to Cash”. With the theme; Promoting citizen participation in effective plastic management.
The sensitization exercise would be carried out in 3 selected adjoining electoral areas via Tsuibleoo, Fertilizer, and Salem.