Summer Camps

We organise educational and Practical Summer Camps in Ghana to champion our cause.
Summer Camp 2014

Summer Camp 2014

The First ever Recycle Up! Ghana Summer Camp, held in Kumasi.

Summer Camp 2015

Summer Camp 2015

Two Parallel Running Summer Camps in Kumasi and Cape Coast

Summer Camp 2016

Summer Camp 2016

3 Great Summer Camps in Accra, Cape Coast and Kumasi in Early August.

Our Story

The Country

Ghana. A wandering gaze. The heavy tropical sun is burning on your skin. Trotros and taxis on the road are hooting for passengers, leaving a slight smell of petrol in the air. The streets are crowded with people. Women are balancing silver trays on their heads carrying pyramids of pure water, while having their babies safely tied onto their back. Children are giggling and romping around in every corner you are looking to. People are moving to the vibrant rhythms of Djembe drums and West African beats, flanked by the gentle sound of women pounding traditional Fufu in big wooden troughs. Buzzy marketplaces provide colorful Kente fabrics and fruits.
And among all this beauty, there is one thing always disturbing your view. Like a black spot on your retina you cannot get rid off. On the streets, at the markets and in the gutters. It is here. It is there. It is everywhere. Plastic waste.

The Challenge

Ghana is one of the 10 most polluted countries in the world [1],[2]. Massive amounts of improperly treated plastic waste are extensively contaminating landscapes, especially in densely populated urban areas. Streets, open spaces, rivers and beaches are polluted by plastic bags and bottles, drinking water sachets and colorful packaging materials. Various negative impacts are connected to this plastic pollution, just to name only a few: Open drains get clogged, entailing considerable flood risks and outburst of diseases. Open burning of plastic waste releases hazardous toxins. Unsecured landfill sites cause air pollution and potential groundwater contamination. Entering the ocean, plastic waste poses a major threat to the marine environment.
This severe problem exists because the vast majority in Ghana are lacking awareness about the dramatic negative effects of plastic pollution. Furthermore, the  lack of infrastructure prevents people to engage in proper waste management. Last but not least, the government so far failed to create a strong entrepreneurial environment in the waste sector which would lead to  employment opportunities and promote positive societal changes.

Our Approach

We as Recycle Up! Ghana believe that local problems need to be solved by local people. We focus on young people, high school pupils and university students as well as young entrepreneurs. We believe that these change-makers  will create a more sustainable future for Ghana and beyond. Therefore our major purpose is to train and empower the Ghanaian youth and provide a platform for them to tackle the plastic waste challenge in their country. See an overview of our current activities here.

Our Team

A Multinational Team of Great individuals
Alhassan Baba Muniru
Alhassan Baba Muniru
Co-Founder
Torben Fischer
Torben Fischer
Co founder
Sampson Oboh
Sampson Oboh
Co-Founder
Manuel Schulze
Manuel Schulze
Co-Founder
Katrin Unger
Katrin Unger
SHEO
Abdulrahim Shaibu-Issah
Abdulrahim Shaibu-Issah
National Coordinator
Ioana Jivet
Ioana Jivet
Team Leader - 2015 and 2016
Kwasi Quagraine
Kwasi Quagraine
Team Leader - 2015
Tobias Weghorn
Tobias Weghorn
Team Leader - 2015
Shepherd Yaw Morttey
Shepherd Yaw Morttey
Team Leader and Public Relations
Bettina Huber
Bettina Huber
Public Relations
Prosper Awuni
Prosper Awuni
Team Leader, 2016
Team Leader, Accra
Team Leader, Accra
Julius-Jayson Botchway
Janina Dreier
Janina Dreier
Team Leader, 2016

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