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Accra Mayor Sowah: No time to waste

Can biodegradable wastebags help solve the problems of waste management in Accra? That is what the Mayor of Accra, Adjei Sowah, set out to explore a few hours after he arrived in Copenhagen, Denmark, Wednesday to attend the C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen Thursday and Friday.

Even before the official opening of the C40 Summit Thursday Mayor Sowah, took time to meet with representatives of the Danish branch of the private company BioBag, a world-leading company in the development, production, and marketing of certified compostable and biodegradable products.

“The first thing we are looking at when addressing the challenges of climate change is solutions to our waste management in Accra. We need to make it possible for the people of Accra to store their waste instead of burning it, so that we avoid the smoke and emissions that we see. I have just met the company that produces the biodegradable bags. We are seeking to work with them to import biodegradable bags and hopefully they can even set up a factory in Accra Ghana to serve the African region,” Mayor Sowah said.

Mayor Mohammed Adjei Sowah with Birgitte Arke Enghave, Marketing Director Europe, and Thomas Berggrein, CEO, BioBag.


The Mayor of Accra, Adjei Sowah, is Vice Chair For Africa of C40. C40 is a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change. C40 supports cities to collaborate effectively, share knowledge and drive meaningful, measurable and sustainable action on climate change.
The C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen takes place on October 10-11.

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