…to mark World Environment Day
Waste management company Zoomlion Ghana Limited has undertaken a tree-planting and clean-up exercise within its Nmai Dzorn community to commemorate World Environment Day.
The company and its staff members were seen busily desilting drains, clearing medians of plastic waste, sweeping and planting trees along streets of the Nmai Dzorn School Junction toward the Zoomlion head office.
Compaction trucks and ‘Borla’ taxis were also shuttling in between and collecting the waste immediately it was heaped, with staff members spread within the community cleaning and educating the residents on the need to keep their environs clean to help restore the ecosystem.
The Chief Operating Officer of the Environment and Sanitation Cluster of the Jospong Group of Companies, Mrs. Florence Larbi who joined the team to clean-up, in an interview indicated that environmental cleanliness is vital toward saving the environment: explaining that Zoomlion undertook the exercise to create the needed awareness.
She said indiscriminate dumping of waste at unauthorised places results from inadequate supply of waste-bins in homes and along the streets.
Mrs. Larbi explained that providing waste-bins to every household will mandate them to store their waste for onward collection by service providers. This, she said, will reduce the waste within communities that find its way onto the streets.
The Managing Director of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, Mrs. Gloria Opoku Anti – who also took part in the exercise, urged the public to clean their immediate environment as improper waste management practices have negative effect on the environment.
She said as the world marks Environment Day, “It is important we restore the ecosystem by planting trees and desist from indiscriminate dumping of waste”.
World Environment Day is celebrated on the 5th of June annually, and is one of the biggest events organised by the United Nations to generate awareness about the significance of nature.
The theme for World Environment Day 2021 is ‘Ecosystem Restoration’, and Pakistan will be the global host country for the big day.