Nationwide Waste Education Campaign (NWEC)
Building upon our experience, Recycle Up! Ghana is preparing for the 2019 launch of our Nationwide Waste Education Campaign (NWEC) which aims at cooperating with schools across the nation in order to provide environmental education to pupils and students as well as instilling a culture of waste reduction, source segregation, and recycling among the Ghanaian youth. This will be done through awareness creation work, hands-on learning experiences as well as the provision of facilities for source segregation of PET bottles and water sachets.
This project is expected to make significant inputs into the implementation of the National Plastic Management Policy formulated by Ghana’s Ministry for Environment, Sanitation, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), awaiting adoption as a working document in the country. Our Nationwide Waste Education Campaign (NWEC) is tailored to involve all relevant stakeholders both from the private and public sector, such as the Ministry of Education, to make this project an all encompassing national asset.
Aims and Objectives
Run the NWEC in at least 18 schools per year between year 2019 and 2022
Support the creation of efficient source segregation and collection system
Set up vibrant Recycling Clubs in participating schools as a vessel for education and awareness
Recover and recycle 70% of the plastics generated in the project schools
Train and engage students to be multipliers of waste education
Support students to create and implement innovative solutions to address the waste challenges in the country.
Do you wish to join our campaign as a project school?