Welcome to the Online Waste Collection Dashboard!

Welcome to the Plastic Waste Management Dashboard, an online platform aimed at promoting proper plastic waste management practices among schools in the Greater Accra region of Ghana.

Our mission is to empower young people to take action on plastic waste and become advocates for environmental sustainability. We believe that by educating young people about the negative impact of plastic waste on the environment, health, and climate, we can inspire a generation of change-makers who will create a cleaner, greener future for all.

Our dashboard provides a user-friendly and intuitive interface for schools to track their progress in collecting and recycling plastic waste. By monitoring their collection and recycling rates, schools can compete with each other in friendly competition and inspire their students to take action.

Through partnerships with local recycling companies, we aim to create a closed-loop system where plastic waste is collected, recycled, and repurposed into new products. This not only reduces the amount of plastic waste in the environment but also supports the local economy by creating job opportunities in the recycling industry.

We believe that by working together, we can make a significant impact on plastic waste management in Ghana and contribute to a more sustainable future for our planet. Join us in this important mission and let’s make a difference together!

Plastogreen Challenge

This dashboard was created to monitor and track the progress of plastic waste segregation and recycling in ten schools in the Greater Accra region. Our goal is to reduce improper plastic waste disposal and increase awareness of the importance of recycling and waste segregation.

wdt_IDParticipating SchoolsGlassPlasticPaperMonthlyYearly
1ICON International Schoo22,222.0034,562.0020,027.89January2023
2Star Royal International School20,056.3259,033.7078,244.00January2023
3St. Francis of Asisi School48,924.4456,577.3247,823.34January2023
4All for Christ International School54,675.8420,003.3332,453.00January2023
5Legon Hills International School10,000.0020,000.0032,330.00January2023
6Eunicharles International School40,000.0025,000.0015,000.00January2023
7North Legon School Complex80,000.0070,000.0050,000.00January2023
8Jewels of the Millennium44,444.4445,453.3322,222.22January2023
9ICODEHS Islamic School24,534.5653,664.444,536.76January2023
10Heritage International School56,666.665,000.001,000.00January2023
Participating SchoolsMonthlyYearly
∑ = 401,524.26 ∑ = 389,294.12 ∑ = 303,637.21

Useful Resources

Welcome to the resources page of our plastic waste management project. Here we have compiled a list of useful resources that will provide you with more information and guidance on proper plastic waste management.

The NPAP is a collaboration between the Government of Ghana and stakeholders in the plastic waste management sector. They have developed a comprehensive action plan to address the issue of plastic waste in Ghana.

The EPA is a government agency responsible for protecting the environment and ensuring sustainable development in Ghana. Their website provides information on various environmental issues, including plastic waste management.

GRIPE is a coalition of private sector companies working towards improving plastic waste management in Ghana. They provide resources and support for businesses and individuals interested in plastic waste recycling.

The Ocean Cleanup is a non-profit organization that aims to remove plastic waste from the oceans. Their website provides information on the impact of plastic waste on marine life and the environment.

The Plastic Pollution Coalition is a global alliance of organizations, businesses, and individuals working towards a world free of plastic pollution. Their website provides resources and tools to help individuals reduce their plastic waste.

WasteAid is a UK-based charity that works with communities in developing countries to improve waste management practices. Their website provides resources and guidance on how to set up and improve waste management systems.

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is a UK-based charity that promotes the circular economy. Their website provides information and resources on how to create a more sustainable and circular economy, including proper plastic waste management.

Plastic Pollution Coalition: An organization dedicated to ending plastic pollution and providing resources for individuals and communities to take action.

The UN agency is responsible for coordinating environmental activities and assisting countries in implementing environmentally sound policies.

An organization that works to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth, including plastic pollution.

  1. Plastic Pollution Coalition: https://www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org/
  2. Global Plastic Action Partnership: https://www.weforum.org/communities/global-plastic-action-partnership
  3. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) – Beat Plastic Pollution:https://www.unenvironment.org/interactive/beat-plastic-pollution/
  4. World Wildlife Fund (WWF) – Plastic Pollution: https://www.worldwildlife.org/threats/plastic-pollution
  5. Ghana Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): https://www.epa.gov.gh/
  • Waste Management Companies in Ghana:
  1. Zoomlion Ghana Limited: https://www.zoomlionghana.com/
  2. Jekora Ventures Limited: http://www.jekoraventures.com/
  3. Environ-Waste Ghana Limited: https://environwasteghana.com/
  4. The Recycling Partnership: https://recyclingpartnership.org/


  • links to educational videos
  1. The Plastic Problem” by National Geographic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZzYzIA2eOI
  2. “Plastic Pollution and Its Impact on the Ocean” by TED-Ed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju_2NuK5O-E
  3. “Plastic Waste and Its Environmental Impact” by The World Bank: https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/environment/brief/plastic-waste-and-its-environmental-impact
  4. “Plastic Waste: A Global Problem” by Our World in Data: https://ourworldindata.org/plastic-pollution
  5. “Plastic Oceans” by National Geographic: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/habitats/plastic-pollution/
  • Links to educational articles about the impact of plastic waste on the environment.
  1. National Geographic: “Planet or Plastic?” series – https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/planetorplastic/
  2. The Guardian: “The plastic crisis is even worse than you think” – https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/23/the-plastic-crisis-is-even-worse-than-you-think
  3. BBC News: “The plastic in our food” – https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20190308-how-much-plastic-do-we-eat-a-week
  4. World Wildlife Fund: “The Impact of Plastic on the Ocean” – https://www.worldwildlife.org/stories/the-impact-of-plastic-on-the-ocean
  5. Scientific American: “Plastic Is Everywhere and Recycling Isn’t the End-All-Be-All Solution” – https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/plastic-is-everywhere-and-recycling-isnt-the-end-all-be-all-solution/
  6. Forbes: “The Devastating Environmental Impact Of Plastic Bags” – https://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2020/07/14/the-devastating-environmental-impact-of-plastic-bags-infographic/
  7. Environmental Defense Fund: “The Problem with Plastics” – https://www.edf.org/attention-getter/problem-plastics

We hope these resources will be helpful in your efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle plastic waste. Let’s work together towards a cleaner and healthier environment for all!