Our Members

The Ghana Recycling Initiative by Private Enterprises (GRIPE) is an industry-led coalition formed under the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) with a stake in the plastics sector to integrate sustainable waste management solutions, particularly around plastics. GRIPE was founded in November 2017 by 8 multinational companies with varied products with a proven track record of involvement in sustainability actions concerning plastics in other countries. The founding members are Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Ghana; Dow Chemical West Africa Limited; Fan Milk Ghana Limited; Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited; Nestlé Ghana Limited; PZ Cussons Ghana Limited; Unilever Ghana and Voltic (GH) Limited. The Mohinani Group, Accra Brewery Limited, KGM Industries, Fine Pack Industries, and Pernod Ricard Ghana have since also joined the coalition.

Our Vision

Integrating sustainable plastic waste management solutions in Ghana.

Our Mission

To implement recycling and second-life solutions that reduce the
impacts of post-consumer plastic waste on the environment.

GRIPE Pillars

Data and Research
Education and Advocacy
Collection and Second Life Solutions
Multistakeholder Collaboration

Expanded Purposes of the Group

What Has Been Done So Far

The efforts in creating and launching GRIPE started as early as February 2017, with the formation of a working group composed of members of AGI. Since then, the coalition has embarked on a long journey which included a lot of research, benchmarking, validation and implementation of proposed actions. Some of the key moments are indicated below:

Formation of Working Group

Action plan presented at Plastic Waste Conference

Ghana Recycling Initiative by Private Enterprises

MOU signed by 8 founding members

School Education Program

Digital Media Campaign

Modified concrete pilot kick-off

Ghana Recycling Initiative by Private Enterprises

Workshop on Sustainable Plastic Management

Clean up to commemorate World Environment and World Oceans Day

Community Buyback Event and Sensitization campaign to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Commissioning of Plastic Modified Concrete Building in Kumasi and Community Buyback Event

EPR Kick off meeting

Community Buyback Event in Kumasi

Donated Relief Items to 2 waste picker associations as part of the COVID-19 support efforts

Tree Planting Campaign at the Tema Motorway to commemorate World Environment Day.

  • Campaign on sustainable management of plastics with Asaase Radio
  • Member of PREVENT Waste Alliance
  • Waste Management Campaign and COVID 19 support campaign for Waste pickers together with stakeholders on the Waste Recovery Platform
  • Commissioned Permanent Community Buyback Centre for Ga Mashie

  • Participant, 8th West African Clean Energy and Environment (eWACEE’20)
  • Community Buyback Event in Kumasi to commemorate World Clean-up Day

GRIPE works in close partnership with:

Government Agencies: Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources, National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE)

Civil Society Organizations:  BUSAC, UNDP, GIZ, Veolia Group, UNIDO

Private Sector Associations: Ghana Plastic Manufacturers Association (GPMA), Food and Beverage Association of Ghana (FABAG), Environmental Providers Association of Ghana (ESPA), National Association of Sachet and Packaged Water Producers Association (NASPAWAP)

Collection and Recycling Companies: Premiere Waste, Coliba, SESA, rePATRN, Mckingtorch Creatives, Trash Connect.

Associations - Pure Water Waste Collectors Association, Kpone and Biakoye Waste Pickers Association

Academia and Research Institutions - University of Ghana

NGOs - Asase Foundation, Environment360 and RecycleUp Ghana

Media: Asaase Radio, Genie Intel