The World Bank has noted that 80% of marine litter comes from land based sources. As a coastal country, it has become obvious that the time for action is now in Ghana.
Each day fishermen are pulling in nets full of plastic waste and platic bottles are washing up, by the ton, each day in our coastal communities.
This phenomena not only affects life on land, but life below the sea. Given the destruction of the marine eco-system we can only assume that some portion of the food chain is contaminated by plastic waste.
Environment360 is passionate about being part of the global solution to solve this critical issue. As a result, we work in coastal communities throughout Ghana to help combat marine litter by ensuring plastic waste is collected at source of origin.
We work with all players along the waste management value chain to decrease the amount of indiscriminate dumping of waste in coastal and urban communities by working with local authorities to create new collection routes and education campaigns that help these communities understand the importance of preserving our beaches and marine life.
We support a blue economy for better communities and improved livelhoods of waste pickers in Ghana.