The Alliance to End Plastic Waste has partnered with the Asase Foundation to support women who recycle plastic waste in their communities in Ghana. The partnership is part of Closing the Loop, an initiative of the Asase Foundation to promote the circular economy.
Good news for women entrepreneurs involved in community-based waste recovery in Ghana. They will benefit from Closing the Loop, an initiative of the Asase Foundation to promote the recovery of plastic waste. It is in this context that the Alliance to End Plastic Waste has entered into a partnership with the Asase Foundation, a non-governmental organization (NGO) that supports women entrepreneurship in the waste sector through project funding, as well as technical and business training.
The Closing the Loop initiative was launched in 2018 by Asase to provide seed capital to equip a plastic waste treatment plant and to provide technical and business training to women entrepreneurs “so that they can operate the recycling plant profitably”.
“The initiative directly benefits people in regions that do not have access to plastic waste collection and sorting systems. It is a simple and progressive action that benefits the environment and also supports the inspiring Ghanaian women who are uniting their communities around the disposal of plastic waste in the environment,” says Jacob Duer, CEO of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste.
According to the organization, which brings together more than 30 leading global companies, Closing the Loop has already created eight jobs in Ghana and processed 35 metric tons of plastic waste in the first 12 months. Thanks to the partnership with the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, “the capacity of the processing plant will increase to handle 2,000 metric tons of plastic waste per year and create even more jobs”.
Jean Marie Takouleu