Ghana, Indonesia To Manage Plastic Waste

Ghana and Indonesia have been selected to manage plastic waste comprehensively under the Global Plastic Action Partnership GPAP).

President Akufo-Addo, and the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, will formally announce the launch of the initiative on October 1 in Accra.

The Global Plastic Action Partnership envisions a world free of plastic waste and pollution. It represents one of the most powerful and concerted efforts working internationally to address this issue, bringing together public, private, and civil society leaders to translate commitments into concrete action.

Ghana’s first National Plastics Management Policy aims to use the comprehensive management of plastics across their life-cycle and value-chain as a vehicle for sustainable development, enabling a shift towards a plastics circular economy.

The Policy lays a foundation to enable the creation of entirely new industry for redesigning, recovering and recycling plastics, preventing pollution of our environment and communities and creating many new jobs in the green economy.

The Implementation Plan of the National Plastics Management Policy starts with a national communication strategy to change our behaviour on how we manage plastics.

The next focus will be on mobilizing finances and innovation to enable new business models for sustainably managing plastics and supporting communities and companies to coordinate and plan for a circular plastics economy. Lastly, the implementation of the Policy establishes robust frameworks for good governance and shared accountability across society.

The Ghana National Plastics Action Partnership will be supporting the Government of Ghana to implement its ambitious roadmap for a circular plastics economy, captured in the National Plastics Management Policy.

Source: Kofi Atakora/

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