West African country, Ghana, is set to benefit from the GPAP initiative organized by the world economic forum.
The GPAP initiative which stands for Global Plastic Action Partnership is a platform which rallies international and local resources to help countries implement national plan to tackle the menace of plastic waste.
According to Mr Oliver Boachie, The Special Advisor to the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), Actors from all sectors will be brought from together to comprehensively manage plastic waste in line with a comprehensive master plan.
The country’s president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is set to launch the GPAP on October 1, through which a reform would be effectively mapped out to manage plastics in the country.
According to Mr Boachie, during the course of the partnership, digital infrastructures will be put in place by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and it will be a one-stop-shop solution waste recovery platform, connecting stakeholders along the waste management value chain.
It will provide access to open data and innovative technology to promote waste recovery and management. It would support businesses and entrepreneurs to find innovative business opportunities in the plastic value chain.
Mr Boachie added that the plastic management policy through which the GPAP would operate has been patterned in a way plastic wastes are turned to resources for job creation and income generation.
“Plastic is a resource to which value will be added to get bio-fuel, pavement blocks and other products and this will ensure that what was seen as a nuisance will now create jobs for people,” he said.
Culled from www.graphic.com.gh