The Performing Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has referred to as on beverage businesses to implement an incentive scheme for people who return plastic bottles to them for recycling as the EPA takes ways to enforce the legislation on “take-back again policy”.
Talking to JoyBusiness on the sideline of a cleanse-up exercise to mark Globe Ocean Day, John Pwamang said: “it can be time to implement the acquire-again policy on plastic products and solutions by businesses which deliver them”.
“We have the L.I 2250 which necessitates that if you make beverage in plastic you have the obligation to choose the vacant bottles back. The regulator which is EPA will have an settlement with them on how significantly they can consider back annually until finally all the bottles are collected,” he extra.
The concept for this year’s Earth Ocean Day celebration was “Gender and the Ocean”.
Mr Pwamang thinks there is a industry for recycled plastics for reuse and a method should be place in location to obtain back these plastics by the companies.
On the ban of plastics, he observed that the main trouble now is the provider plastic baggage and banning it will not lead to significantly rigidity in comparison to the sachet which has grow to be a resource of fantastic ingesting h2o for communities with polluted river bodies.
“Beverage firms that sell in plastic should really think about offering two pesewas on every single plastic bottle to whoever returns it. The organization can make a decision to give a Gh2.00 of their products or the income to accumulate 10 parts of its bottles from everyone who returned it. This will enable cut down the littering we are looking at in the surroundings”.
He mentioned the enterprise need to variable the charge into output and not transfer that to the customer. This he believes will aid control the plastic menace in the country.
On her component, the Public Relations Supervisor of Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) Julian Frances Adda reported “keeping the ocean and its shores thoroughly clean is a shared obligation hence GPHA has budgeted to dredge the lagoon and to take care of a sieve that blocks plastics wastes from getting into into the sea leading to havoc to fishes and impacting organization of fisher folks.