The Circular Innovation Hub: Redefining Private Sector Partnerships

GHANA’S PLASTIC PROBLEM: FAILED EPR The Ghana Plastics Action Partnership (GPAP) cites only 5% of plastics in Ghana are recycled. More interesting, is in 2019  Ghana plastic imports totaled  $499.85 million dollars (United Nations, COMTRADE). Low recycling rates and the high volume of plastic imports definitely complicates the plastic conversation. In fact, it is a …
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What’s Next for the Ghana Recycling Initiative by Private Enterprise (GRIPE)?

Founded in November of 2017, the Ghana Recycling Initiative by Private Enterprise (GRIPE), is often hailed as a bright light in the development of extended producer responsibility (EPR) systems Africa. However, a recent investigative piece done by Bloomberg, found that many of GRIPE’s collection schemes t seem to be non-functioning and limited in impact.  Although …
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Green Generation Ambassador Program Launched in Dodowa

Environment360’s Green Generation Ambassador Program starts this month.  Shai Osudoku Municipal Assembly and Ghana Education Service(GES) are partners of the program. The interactive the program not only teaches children the principles of the circular economy, but also helps build soft skills like teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving. During the three week program, students make …
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Collection is not Circular

Seven years ago, Environment360 started Evolve, Ghana’s first successful plastic collection scheme.  Recognized by the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation for its success, several private companies and businesses have replicated Evolve.  It is fair to say, that Evolve paved the way for the creation of Ghana’s plastic eco-system. In 2017, private companies, donor …
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Pick-It 2.0: Sustainable Business Models for Waste Pickers In Ghana

In 2017 Environment360 embarked on a mission to create the first waste picker led sorting center in Accra. The idea was simple enough, provide waste pickers in Tema New Town with a safe place to work, where they could not only segregate but aggregate materials to sell to recyclers at a higher price. However execution, …
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Green Schools Academy Lessons Learned Webinar

On the the 6th of October, 2021 at 11 am, Environment360 is presenting, the lessons learned from its Green Schools Academy Program. The Green Schools Academy program ran from February 2020-June 2021 with funding provided by the UNDP Waste Recovery Innovation Challenge Fund, Dow Chemicals and Vivo Energy. The program trained 23 teachers in Greater …
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Environment360 Graduates Seven Women Waste Pickers from Innovation Hub

The Circular Innovation Hub, graduated the inaugural  Empower Up ‘N’ Around class on the 16th of September, 2022. The program, is the first training part of a training series, which moves women waste pickers from collectors into small scale recyclers. The Circular Innovation Hub is the first of its kind in Ghana. It closes the …
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Sustainable Waste Management and Recycling Training with ReTech and PRAAG 24th-27th August 2021

Join us next week for this free training, with ReTech and PRAAG. Participants will lean about business models, operational costs, identification of materials and get an opportunity to network with those in the industry. Only 30 spaces  available. Register today. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScHef-tl9hwXZmth2TtCB1iqQmmRyViMpr6Pl0X9doKboEiLA/viewform?usp=sf_link 210802_PT2_Flyer_prefinal

Pilot Training 1: In the frames of cooperation between PRAAG and RETech

The German RETech partnership is delighted to hold a training in partnership with PRAAG. The training which is themed ‘Sustainable waste management and recycling in Ghana’ is with objective of equipping members of PRAAG with the technical knowledge of sustainably creating and managing a business in the waste sector and the technologies needed. The training is …
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E360 Webinar: Innovation and Circularity

We invite you to join webinar themed “The role of innovation in achieving a circular economy”. This webinar is part of prelim activities to the launch of E360 Circular Innovation Hub. We are hosting the Australian High Commissioner, H.E. Gregory Andrews, Executive Director of Environment360, Cordie Aziz and Founder and Chief Executive Director of Ghana …
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