Nestlé Ghana supported Ghana’s plastic collection drive with a gift package to the Pure Water Waste Collectors Association, which included 15 tricycles, 1,500 waste picking tools and 1,220 nose masks to the Pure Water Waste Collectors Association. The 15 tricycles will support the association’s members transport collected plastic waste from communities to recycling centers.

Managing Director of Nestlé Ghana Ms. Philomena Tan remarked that the fight against plastic pollution was an everyday affair that could only be won through consistency and by giving the right enablers to the right actors. Ms. Tan was pleased to see Nestle’s earlier donation of five tricycles in support of the initiative was yielding results. she looked forward to Nestlé providing further support to enable the association collect more plastics in communities for recycling. Since the initiative’s inception in 2009, some 384 tons of plastic waste has been collected.

Ms. Tan underlined Nestlé’s global ambition to have all of its packaging 100 percent recyclable or reusable by 2025 along-side its 2030 ambition to have zero environmental impact in its operations. Working with external partners, Nestlé Ghana has also eliminated all single-use plastics in its offices, provided bins for segregation, and made employees ambassadors of proper waste management in its offices and in their homes.

Minister for Environment, Science Technology and Innovation (MESTI) Prof. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng reiterated the Ministry’s long-standing partnership with Nestlé Ghana on a range of initiatives, including  the Ghana Plastic Action Partnership. President of the Pure Water Waste Collectors Association Mr. Elvis Oppong expressed members’ appreciation to Nestlé and MESTI for their support and pledged the association’s commitment to maintain the tricycles diligently and apply them for their intended purpose.

Nestlé Ghana is a member of the Ghana Recycling Initiative by Private Enterprises (GRIPE).

Credits: Nestlé Ghana | GNA