The Acting Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has called on beverage companies to implement an incentive scheme for people who return plastic bottles to them for recycling as the EPA takes steps to enforce the law on “take-back policy”.
Speaking on the sideline of a clean-up exercise to mark World Ocean Day, John Pwamang said: "it's time to enforce the take-back policy on plastic products by companies which produce them".
"We have the L.I 2250 which requires that if you produce beverage in plastic you have the responsibility to take the empty bottles back. The regulator which is EPA will have an agreement with them on how much they can take back yearly until all the bottles are collected," he added.
The theme for this year’s World Ocean Day celebration was “Gender and the Ocean”.
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