EPA & UPPR Form Alliance To Combat Filth (Photos)

Ghana’s sanitation issues keeps piling and to rectify the problem, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Universal Plastic Products Recycling (UPPR) has planned to form an alliance to combat the problem.   

With emphasis on waste separation across the various regions in the country, the two institutions have pledged to regularly educate the public on sanitation issues.

According to the organizers of the conference, waste collectors in Accra, would first be trained and equipped with skills need in the management in waste.

Partakers of the event were taken through various phases of segregating waste at the collection point.

In an address to the participants at a conference yesterday, the Chief Programme Officer of the EPA, Mr Godson Voado, and a senior officer of UPPR, Mr Lartey Benjamin, emphasised their commitment to deepen their partnership in combating sanitation issues in all the 10 regions of the country.

The event also created a platform for the waste collectors to share their challenges with officials from the EPA, UPPR and the Environmental Service Providers Association (ESPA).

It is estimated that for every tonne of solid waste collected in Ghana, there was more than 100 kilograms of plastic waste that could be recycled or utilised in one form or the other.