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Fighting Plastic Waste

Not tired at all: Retired manager Dana Mosora helps to build a circular economy in Ghana.

In the last 60 years, people have produced around 8.3 billion tons of plastic. Some of it – packaging material, for example – became garbage after the first use. In Europe, at least one third it is recycled. In the third world, however, it often reaches the environment and ultimately pollutes the oceans. Hardly anyone knows these processes better than Dana Mosora, who until her retirement was Director of Sustainability and Advocacy for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa at the American chemical giant Dow Chemical. For her, there is no doubt: “We have a moral responsibility.” This is why she co-founded the Foundation ASASE in the Ghanaian capital Accra aiming to work in synergy with an industry coalition of the Ghanaian plastic packaging industry. Her foundation will help local women to produce grinds or plastic pellets from collected plastic waste, which can be recycled into plastic products of use in their own communities. “ASASE provides seed money and expertise,” says Mosora. But the former manager is already thinking ahead: “Once we prove the pilot in Ghana, we want to roll out the solution in all of West Africa.”


Company: Dana Mosora Consulting
Industry: Consulting