Government hot meals for 730,000 junior high schools (JHS) teachers and students may leave us with over 29,200,000 of Styrofoam and plastic waste bags in the environment in 20 days time.
It is important that for a country that has a ministry dedicated to waste management and an environment ministry be consulted about waste implication for this project.
Styrofoams and these plastic bags are not recyclable and with the irresponsible way in which Ghanaians handle plastic waste you can be sure these millions of waste will end up in the environment.
These meals can be and should be provided in reusable food bowls unless the government can tell me they have a plan to retrieve all the 29 million Styrofoam and plastic waste bags that will be generated by the program and further show us what they will be used for.
The Ministry of Sanitation, Ministry of Environment, Municipal Assemblies, the Caterers and the managers of the project should rethink their approach. This is not sustainable environmentally.
Sustainability requires that every project is assessed on a broader bases with it’s impact on the environment and more
Makafui Awuku is a Sustainability Professional and Environmentalist.
- Social media reacts to how youth hooted at Akufo-Addo during concert
- Apart from some senior players, no one is guaranteed a place – Andre Ayew on Ghana’s World Cup squad
- NDC orchestrated the heckling of Akufo-Addo at Global Citizen Festival – NPP
- 23,495 Ghanaians test positive for HIV in 6 months
- Bagbin has not resigned from Ghana Bar Association – Dafeamekpor
- Black Stars arrive to rousing welcome in Spain ahead of Nicaragua friendly
- Frontiers Contract contains information we cannot disclose – Ghana Airports Company Ltd
- Ghana’s programme will focus heavily on debt sustainability – IMF
- Parliament approves fees for “access” to information
- ‘Stop the foolhardiness, Akufo-Addo’s booing at Global Citizen Festival wasn’t orchestrated’ – Stan Dogbe tells NPP
- We need consensus building on debt restructuring process – Dr. Atuahene
- Release incarcerated KNUST students – Katanga Hall Alumni Association
- Establish a debt limit in the constitution to control borrowing – Dr. Atuahene
- Election 2024: If literates are failing, try illiterates – Kumchacha to Ghanaians
- 14-year-old pregnant girl, 23 others rescued from being trafficked to Côte d’Ivoire
- Wa killings: 18 arrested so far
- Education Minister congratulates Serwaa Kesse Girls’ SHS for winning 2022 National Business Pitch Competition
- I will choose Mahama over Akufo-Addo – Kumchacha
- Government begins second phase of discussions with IMF
- Halt the activities of Seven Seas salt company – Ketu South residents to government
- Livestream: PM Express discusses Ghana’s impending debt restructuring
- Ghana cannot avoid debt restructuring currently – Cassiel Ato Forson
- Super Clash: Asante Kotoko file complaint over officiating
- KCCR records zero cases of Covid-19 samples in 2 months
- Luv FM Habitat Fair: Republic Bank offers flexible mortgage packages for home ownership