Parliament Must Support Plastic Recycling – MP
Parliament needs to pass laws that will provide tax incentives for private businesses involved in recycling plastic waste, Member of Parliament (MP) for Ledzokuku constituency, Dr Bernard Okoe Boye, has suggested.
For him, the fight against unhygienic conditions in the country will not be complete if such businesses are not enabled with incentives to scale up their operations.
Contributing to a statement on World Environment Day in parliament on Tuesday, 5 June 2018, the MP called for attitudinal change and urged Ghanaians to emulate Rwanda as far as dealing with plastic waste is concerned.
He stated that: “We ought to have funds that will support those businesses that go into recycling of plastic waste”.
He said most of the plastic waste companies don’t have the capacity to deal with the huge volumes of waste generated in the country daily.
In addition, he wants “some incentives like tax waivers for machines that have to do with recycling of plastic waste”.