The group is embarking on an ambitious roadmap with implementing partners, which will improve the plastic waste value chain in Ghana and will involve:

      • Segregation of solid waste from source and diversion of recyclables from landfill which is a major contributor to marine litter
      • Building of sorting centers where the plastic waste will be sorted
      • Processing center for shredding or other conditioning needed prior to sale
      • Use of plastic waste in identified 2nd life solutions to close the loop
      • Concurrently there will be research into and implementation of segregation and anti-littering campaigns to address the behavioral issues

Improving the Plastic Waste Value Chain

Education

Public campaign and education in partnership with Environment360, events in Accra and a digital nationwide campaign.

Collection

Containers in Accra and Tema coupled with capacity development for waste pickers in partnership with WIEGO.

Processing

Sorting center under construction in Tema. Shredding and processing plant in Tema

Recycling

Plastic modified concrete pilot in partnership with EAP Consult, CSIR-BRRI and Ghana Standards Authority.