The Ghana Federation of Forest and Farm Producers (GhaFFaP) on Monday 5th June,2023 has called on all Forest and Farm Producers (FFPOs), Partners, stakeholders and the general public to live a more sustainable life by reducing plastic pollution and adopt an eco-friendly initiatives as we mark the 2023 World Environment Day.
This year’s World Environment Day is on the theme: “Solutions to plastic pollution”
According to the United Nations Environment Programme, humans produce more than 430 million tonnes of plastic every year.
The continuous use of Plastics has been a major challenge to our environment because it is universal and, unlike other materials, does not biodegrade. As a result, it suffocates marine life, damages soil, poisons groundwater, and can have serious health consequences.
As we celebrate World Environment Day, GhaFFaP wishes to once again highlight the important contribution of Forest and Farm Producers as agents to refocus attention on solutions to plastic and further call for collective action and collaboration among stakeholders and partners.
A statement issued in Tamale (Northern Ghana) by Hajia Alima Sagito-saeed, The National President of Ghana Federation of Forest and Farm Producers (GhaFFaP) on behalf of the Federation said that this year’s celebration is very critical in raising environmental awareness and encouraging action at the individual FFPOs, community, and National levels.
She also said that Climate change, deforestation, pollution, biodiversity loss, and sustainable development are among the issues that the World Environment Day encourages FFPOs, other stakeholders and the general public to act.
GhaFFaP as part of its strategic initiatives towards solutions to plastic pollution and environmental disturbances has already built a strong partnership with the Millar Institute for Transdisciplinary and Development studies (MITDS) has produced paper bags from grass and other agri-residues as a substitute to plastic bags. This great intervention was implemented from the GhaFFaP Agenda 2030 document.
It is the firm believe of GhaFFaP that the general public will use the 2023 World Environment Day as a turning point from the continuous use of plastic Products as a way of adopting innovative approaches to plastic pollution.
GhaFFaP is committed to protecting the environment by pursuing activities that secures the future of younger generations. SAY NO TO PLASTIC POLLUTION.