A Ghana Waste Fair has been organized by the United Nations Development Program under its Waste Recovery Platform with support from the Cocoa Cola Foundation to highlight innovative initiatives in sustainable waste management, recycling and recovery in Ghana.
The Ghana Waste Fair 2021 brought together over 300 stakeholders to dialogue and share ideas on how innovation can be leveraged to promote sustainable waste management in Ghana. Distributed by APO Group on behalf of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The Institute for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Solutions (ISEES) participated in the Ghana Waste Fair 2021 to showcase innovations in waste to energy and other technologies that is being developed under ISEES Center for Sustainable Sanitation and Circular Economy.
ISEES is implementing a project on recycling for prosperity that focuses on engaging youth and communities to undertake initiatives to segregate their waste and to find opportunities for recycling waste into economically viable products that contributes to economic development of the local communities.
ISEES is supporting a number of young entrepreneurs to develop sustainable recycling of waste fabrics into the production of shoes, clothing and bags. ISEES is also supporting youth into the recycling of agro-waste, rice husk, saw dust and coconut husk into pellets and briquettes, as well as recyling of plastics into sustainable products.
ISEES sees the Ghana waste fair as an opportunity to advocate or sustainable waste management and recycling in Ghana.