• PH Art Gallery liaises with local craft-women to produce artistic and utilitarian items in the most affordable method in order to; Avoid the use of single-use plastics and polythene bags, Create a source of income for the talents of these women and have a clean and hygienic environment.
Solid waste management has over the years been an encumbrance to the city authorities in Ghana. Particularly in Accra and Kumasi, where over huge tons of solid waste is generated daily, waste management departments still grapple with the collection of this huge amount of solid waste.
Plastics are choking the world’s oceans, shorelines and rivers. It’s getting worse inland. Despite Ghana drowning in plastic trash, the Government has announced it won’t be banning plastics, citing the country’s growing dependency on plastic products.
Single-use plastics waste regularly clog sewers, cause flooding and create a breeding ground for mosquitoes. This can increase the risk of vector-borne diseases — including malaria and lymphatic filariasis — in some poorer countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and particularly Ghana.
All other solutions to this menace focus on trying to use this waste for something else in order to manage the situation. Now let us take a step back to have a broader look…….
What if we begin to avoid this everyday polythene by replacing them with locally made, durable, environmentally friendly and portable options?
For instance, the woven market bags dubbed bolga bags, are known to be durable and pleases the eye. The bags survive months of usage; others years. If this and its varieties are used, it will help save our environment from the ravages of plastic.
Beyond the production of these utilitarian products, some of the younger women produce artistic materials that are either utilitarian or just for arts sake. To aid promote this talent, we incorporated these products into PH Art Gallery. These include paintings, pictures, clothing, beaded jewelries, etc.
This initiative will not only promote made in Ghana goods, but will help expand the incomes of these women and salvage the environment from the hazards of plastic.
The big launch and art exhibition has been scheduled to take place on the good grounds of the Premier university of Ghana-Legon on the 11th of December 2021 at exactly 10 am at JQB Basement opposite the university’s Archaeology Department.
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