Ban on Plastics: I’ll have extensive consultation with industry players before championing the law – Dr. Kweku Afriyie

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Dr. Kweku Afriyie
Dr. Kweku Afriyie

The Minister Designate for Environment, Science, Technology & Innovation, Dr. Kweku Afriyie, has indicated that even though he cannot categorically state that plastic should be banned now, he intends to have extensive consultation with industry players before championing a law to that effect.

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The President’s nominee who appeared before the Appointments Committee said, ‘’While contemplating on banning plastic, reduction on the usage of the product, recycling what is in the system and monitoring what other countries are doing to mitigate the effect of plastic on the environment are some measures I would give particular attention to when given the approval’’

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Dr. Kweku Afriyie who took his turn at the Appointments Committee vetting was questioned on matters relating to E-waste management, strategies to curb children’s involvement in scavenging, plastic waist management, enforcement of town council laws, climate change, noise pollution, among other environmental, and innovative issues.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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