Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Disposal of waste in Ghana

The dumping of waste is a big problem for Ghana. You are likely to meet refuse everywhere you go, particularly non-biodegradable materials such as plastic. This poses a lot of health threats for humans and other organisms in the environment.
Apart from the obvious impossibility of an outbreak of diseases such as diarrhoea, dysentery and cholera, there is also the impact of plastic on soil structure and agriculture.

The lack of recycle plants and incinerators across the country has compounded the situation. Hard waste is piling up in the cities along streets, in gutters and in the markets with no end in sight.