Sanitation Gov't to enforce laws regulating plastics production - Ayariga

According to the sector Minister, the enforcement mechanisms will help enforcers to determine whether or not plastic materials contain the oxo-biodegradable additives.

  • Published:
play Mahama Ayariga
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

The Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation is taking steps to fully enforce the laws governing the production and use of plastics in Ghana.

The sector Minister, Mahama Ayariga said his Ministry is working on enforcement mechanisms which will ensure that producers of plastics comply with the new laws.

After the June 3 flood last year, government took a decision to ban plastics as one of the measures of preventing severe flooding situations.

On November 1, 2015, government finally placed a ban on light plastic materials with less than 20 microns (one millionth of a metre in terms of density).

However, after much protest from the Ghana Plastic Manufacturing Association, government decided to ensure that plastic materials produced in Ghana are made with oxo-biodegradable additives.

The oxo-biodegradable additives allow plastic materials to decompose easily without posing environmental challenges.

According to the sector Minister, the enforcement mechanisms will help enforcers to determine whether or not plastic materials contain the oxo-biodegradable additives.

“So there is work going on but it’s quite technical,” he said.

Mahama Ayariga further mentioned that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been tasked to put together a communication strategy which will guide communicators to “help spread the message and get the public rallying behind this initiative.”

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 NDC Matters Jewel Ackah is ungrateful - Anita De Sosoobullet
2 Appointments Nana Addo appoints Togbe Afede as NIB board chairmanbullet
3 Collapse of Banks Kumchacha slams Otabil over Capital bank's collapsebullet
4 Accra vs Kumasi 6 pictures that perfectly capture the differences...bullet
5 Photos Akufo-Addo receives $1m from India for renovation of...bullet
6 Health Service Major shake-up hits Ghana Health Service; 8...bullet
7 Ashanti Region NDC MP robbed by gunmenbullet
8 Auditor General's Report Here's how the National Youth...bullet
9 In Ho Woman stabs lover to deathbullet
10 Ghana Institute of Journalism Rector grilled at PAC...bullet

Top Videos

1 Watch Video I lick my wife before going to preach - Kumchacha confessesbullet
2 Video Galamsey operator weeps as taskforce burn excavatorsbullet
3 Illegal Mining Anti-galamsey taskforce goes wild; burns excavatorsbullet
4 Shocking Nurse confesses to killing 175 people a weekbullet
5 Capt. Mahama's Death The account of this 10-year-old will leave...bullet
6 Watch Video Tipper truck kills student of St Louis College of...bullet
7 WATCH Kennedy Agyapong dances wildly to hip hop song in...bullet
8 Lynched Soldier Residents of Denkyira-Obuasi mourn Maj. Mahamabullet
9 Video Metro Mass bus catches fire on Cape Coast-Kasoa...bullet
10 The history behind Abbosey Okai the spare parts hub...bullet

News