The second phase of Voltic Ghana’s recycling project, under the auspices of Environment 360, Evolve, has been launched with a call on organisations to partner the company to expand the project.
The project would enable the distribution of 20 waste collection containers to various public and private locations for collection of plastic bottles for recycling.
According to Ms. Cordie Aziz, Executive Director of Environment 360, the project would enable coastal communities affected by environmental challenges as a result of pollution to combat flooding and environmental diseases such as cholera.
She said that her organisation was overwhelmed by the success of the first phase which signed on over 200 households to recycle 400 kilogrammes of plastic bottle waste between last October to January.
She said the project had the capacity to impact the landscape of Accra and the lives of children living in the worst environmental conditions.
“Evolve is key, not only in giving individuals an opportunity to recycle, but also educate and empower children in urban and coastal areas to find solution to some of their pressing environmental issues”, she said.
The General Manager of Voltic Ghana, Philip Redman, said that the company was confident about the impact of the post-consumer waste management in Accra.
Mr. Redman said Voltic Ghana was a supporter of a clean world by adopting sustainable practices in its business model.
He said that Voltic had donated a truck to Environment 360 to ensure regular collection of the waste from the locations as well as funds to embark on the communication campaign which involves volunteers every Saturday.
“We strongly believe that this landmark will have a visible impact on the communities and help educate an estimated 10,000 on the importance of recycling,” he said.
The president of Plastic Waste Management Ghana, Ebbo Botwe lauded Voltic Ghana for the initiative and said that the project is timely.
By Emelia Enyonam Kuleke