How clean do you want your beaches, especially those in Accra? Would you want a beach clean and rid of waste, old clothes waste? Granted, Incredible Zigi joined The OR Foundation in conjunction with Truck Connect and Skate Gal Club on a mission to guarantee clean beaches in Accra dubbed ‘Clothing Where it doesn’t Belong: The Sea‘.
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On a good course ‼️🇬🇭 ♻️ Beach Cleanup THIS FRIDAY – you are invited!📍9am-noon Osu Castle. 🌞 Please be prompt because we want to work during low tide! 🌊 Walk Accra’s beaches and you will not only find plastic waste but also piles of clothing and shoes. 👖 👚 Why? The global fashion industry produces too much clothing & much of the Global North’s excess is exported to Ghana. Kantamanto Market is one of the largest secondhand clothing markets in the world and sees roughly 15million items unloaded every week. This is too much clothing! @theorispresent has concluded that 40% of this clothing becomes waste which is sent to landfill, burned in open dumpsites or dumped in Accra’s waterways. This is unacceptable. 🇬🇭💚 JOIN @theorispresent @kuuksss @surfghana and @trashconnectgh in recovering clothing and plastic waste from the beach at Osu Castle. This beach is just outside the Door of No Return – a sacred historical site – and it is completely covered in waste. We will be collecting data from the cleanup, raising awareness and some of the recovered clothing will be used to test textile recycling methods.
In the expression of the problem and painting a vivid picture of it; Accra’s beaches are full of piles of waste and aside the usual plastic is increasingly filled with piles of rejected clothes and shoes.
Is the ‘Kantamanto Market’ is one of the largest secondhand clothing markets in the world the problem of this menace?
The Kantamanto Market sees roughly 15million fashion tastes unloaded every week; too much clothing as a near third of it becomes waste of which the beaches have a fair share as a dump site.
The Incredible Zigi joined The OR Foundation, Truck Connect and Skate Gal Club to clean Accra Beach on 10th January 2020.
They started off at the beach of the Osu Castle; this beach is just outside the ‘Door of No Return’ – a sacred historical site and sadly the beach at this historical site is completely covered in waste.
The OR Foundation also collected data from the cleanup, raised awareness and some of the recovered clothing will be used to test textile recycling methods.
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