Recycle Up Ghana 2016 youth camp was launched on the 4th of June, 2016 at Impact Hub Osu. The summer camps are meant to train, educate and sensitize students to segregate waste to recover components for reuse and recycle. This year’s camp seeks to extend its outreach to university students. Previous events have been targeted at senior high school students.
Dr.Dzidzo Yirenya–Tawiah (a Research Fellow, IESS) one of the speakers invited to speak on the topic “Ghana’s environmental sanitation situation: finding local solutions to our environmental sanitation problem”, spoke on some fundamental challenges that had created the sanitation situation being observed within the country. She highlighted loss of reverence for the environment, poor attitudes and behaviours and lack of political will, as some of the factors attributed to the prevailing situation.
She admonished the change of mind-set from considering waste as a useless material to be disposed of, to waste as a resource. She also advocated for a change in poor attitudes and behaviours towards environmental sanitation. She encouraged the youth to become agents of change and to seize business opportunities in waste management.
Recycle Up Ghana is a project of German based organization Technology Without Borders.