Plastic punch a nonprofit organization has joined the European Union Delegation in Ghana to clean up the Laboma beach at Labadi here in Accra.
The organization was launched in 2018 with the sole objective of protecting the coastal environment from Plastic waste, providing sustainable waste management solutions, raising awareness of the harms of a single Plastics.
Speaking to the media, Richmond Kennedy Quarco executive director at plastic punch said the clean-up exercise is a monthly ritual that they do whereby they go and clean petal nesting beaches where turtles come and nest.
According to him, protecting the species in the sea is a collective involvement and therefore there is the need to no the dangers these species face when our beaches are filled with plastic waste.
He is of the view that the country is losing a lot of revenue in the tourism industry due to due to filt in our beaches.
He added they are using the cleanup exercise to collect important data on marine litter to influence policy direction in general
The European Union Ambassador to Ghana, Irchad Razaaly, during the exercise said it was time for attitudinal change in pollution in the water, sea, and in the oceans, because the damages are permanent because Plastics don’t decay.
This according to him, the clean-up exercise is not conducted here in Ghana only rather globally the same day in order to raise awareness on beach clean-ups.
“We will not make a difference today but we will make a difference in making sure the youth of the country and in Europe as well use less plastic reuse items he said.
The event was graced by the presence of multiple Ghanaian award winner Sarkodie.