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Ghana Plastic Pollution

Plastic Pollution in Ghana: Video and Photos

A quick glimpse of the plastic soup we have cooked. The most recent Plastic Pollution in Ghana Photos.

March 9, 2020

#half The plastic-waste choked Korle Lagoon near the center of Accra, Ghana's capital city. Ghana is facing a plastic waste crisis. © 2020 Muntaka Chasant

A quick glimpse of the plastic soup we have cooked. The most recent Plastic Pollution in Ghana Photos.

We are at a crisis point.

Plastics have entered the fossil records. This means that the current geological epoch is being shaped by plastic waste.

It’s still being debated, but it definitely looks like we are already in the Plastic Age.

Plastic Pollution In Ghana

Ghana is facing a severe plastic waste crisis.

Plastic Waste Statistics in Ghana

According to a UNDP report, Ghana generates around 1 million tons of plastic waste each year. Only up to 5% are recycled. The rest accumulates in the environment, with roughly 28% ending up in the sea.

The video below reveals what we have done to our environment, and why we must act quickly.

Video: Effects of Plastic Pollution in Ghana

The video above shows single-use plastic waste floating on the surface of the Korle Lagoon in Agbogbloshie, Accra, Ghana, as some of the plastics head to the sea. Fed by the Odaw River, the Korle Lagoon links to the Gulf of Guinea, the northeasternmost part of the tropical Atlantic Ocean.

Ghana is facing a severe plastic waste crisis.

Ghana’s urban waterways are chocked with single-use plastics — unbranded plastic takeaway food boxes, water bottles, pure water plastic bags, shopping bags, etc.

Some of the plastic waste eventually ends up in the ocean, threatening marine life.

Visit the link below to read more about Ghana’s plastic pollution problems:

RELATED: Plastic Pollution in Ghana: Causes, Effects & Solutions

Check out the gallery below

Agbogbloshie slum children playing in sawdust. Captured at Agbogbloshie, Ghana. © 2020 Muntaka Chasant

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Plastic Pollution in Ghana Photos

These are some recently captured plastic pollution photos.


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How would you tackle Ghana’s plastic pollution problems? Leave your comment below.

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