Earlier this year, Norway’s minister of international development visited Ghana.
Minister Nikolai Astrup had a simple request: He wanted to spend some time with his team collecting trash from beaches in the developing nation.
His team assured him that could be arranged. Then he was asked the most telling question of all: Where would they put the trash once it was collected?
“That’s the point,” he responded.
Developing countries like Ghana lack the necessary infrastructure to properly dispose of waste, meaning that trash ultimately ends up in rivers and streams that dump into the ocean.
Now, Norway is trying to change that. Read more…