Waste Management has become an increasing problem in Ghana as a result of widespread urbanization, more waste has increased making its disposal increasingly difficult.
On top of this general increase, the introduction of plastic waste has aggravated the problem. In particular is the use of plastic film, particularly in the form of black carrier bags and sachet water bags.
Black carrier bags / sacks are used to carry anything and everything - whereever you buy something it is likey you will be handed to you in one of these sacks.
Sachet water bags, are clear square plastic packets that hold filtered drinking water - once emptied they are improperly disposed of, and usually end up lining the streets and gutters.
Not only is this unsightly, but the plastic film clogs the drainage system, increasing flooding problems during the rainy season, and creates a breeding ground for mosquitoes. If not discarded, the sachets are burned or buried releasing toxins.
For a School to benfit from the CARE program, they have to sign up to our ECO Code to help elimate the problems with plastic waste in Ghana. We will be adding details to this website soon!