Build Ghana’s PET Collection Stock; The way forward.

Accra • 12. January 2021

Build Ghana’s PET Collection Stock; The way forward.

There is a sharp rise in the collection and recycling of PET plastic in the last 5 years in Ghana, but contrary the price value of PET plastic remains the lowest in Ghana, and the PET plastic market globally is at its lowest. The article explores what mechanism Ghana can apply to ensure that PET plastics are collected and recycled in order to create an effective circular economy model.

There is a sharp rise in the collection and recycling of PET plastic in the last 5 years in Ghana, but contrary the price value of PET plastic remains the lowest in Ghana, and quite frankly the PET plastic market globally is at its lowest. The article explores what mechanism Ghana can apply to ensure that PET plastics are collected and recycled in order to create an effective circular economy model. Possible solutions include:

  1. Building a deposit system
  2. Providing an incentive model
  3. Need for a recycling Union
  4. Fully recycle PET plastic locally
  5. Education
  6. Creation of supply and demand platform
  7. Creation of an Extended Producer Responsibility Scheme

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