On World Cleanup Day 2021, the La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA) joins Green Africa Youth Organization (GAYO) and other environmental civil society organisations in Ghana in a cleanup exercise at the Labadi Beach on Saturday, September 18, 2021.
Brand Audit 2021 is a global initiative of the Break Free From Plastic movement, and GAYO Ghana is championing this in Ghana, together with Ghana Youth Environmental Movement (GYEM), Let’s do it Ghana, Nexd’Or, United Youth Initiative Africa, Sesa Recycling, Young Reporters for the Environment Ghana (YRE Ghana), McGharbins Network, Human Rights Reporters Ghana and Youth Climate Council (YCC).
Themed “The Ocean Home For Fishes Not Plastics”, this year’s brand audit seeks to rally for support and build up movement in the quest for the nation to enhance the management of its plastic waste, as well as strongly advocate for ban of single-use plastics that contribute largely to this growing menace in order to protect, conserve and restore the Earth.
The GAYO Ghana Brand Audit 2021 is also intended to help increase data collection and foster movement building in the fight against plastic pollution in Ghana. The clean-up and awareness-creation exercise come off on Saturday, 18 September 2021, the third Saturday of September which is set aside globally to commemorate World Cleanup Day, at the Labadi Beach, La, Greater Accra, from 7 o’clock in the morning.
World Cleanup Day events have seen several millions of environmental heroes around the globe participate in cleaning up litter and mismanaged waste from beaches, rivers, forests, and streets. Since 2008, these cleanup events have scaled up from about 50,000 participants in Estonia to over 21 million from 180 countries.