The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), an NGO, has
organised a five-hour beach cleaning exercise in Cape Coast to mark International Coastal Clean-up Day .
Consequently, EJF has called on the government to promote reuse of plastics before considering recycling.
The International Coastal Cleanup Day engages people to remove trash from the world's beaches and waterways, identify the sources of debris and change the behaviors that cause marine debris in the first place.
The cleanup exercise, which forms part of EJF’s “Far Dwuma Nkodo” project brought together several other
The “Far Dwuma Nkodo” project is funded by the European Union.
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Dozens of people, including children, who joined the exercise collected debris from the beach from
The Country Coordinator of the EJF,
He said the government could also ban plastic use as part of its efforts to win the fight against plastic pollution.
He noted that the menace of plastic pollution was adversely affecting the sea and its resources, hence the need to intensify education on the negative effects of plastics on the environment and the sea in particular.
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He observed that the beaches served as important factors that promote tourism in the country, hence the need to keep them clean.
The exercise was also supported by Rush Bar and Restaurant with drinks and water.