Richmond Kennedy Quarcoo
Ghana’s ‘Plastic Man
Co-founder and President of Plastic Punch
“Cleaning up the oceans is fundamental, but it cannot be the main strategy to deal with the problem of rubbish ending up in our seas. The problem needs to be tackled at its source, on land and at home.”
After seeing the deadly effects of plastic pollution on Ghana’s turtle population, Richmond Kennedy Quarcoo decided to clean up local beaches and turn dumping grounds into safe havens. The ‘Plastic Man’ started Plastic Punch, an NGO that strikes at our plastic pollution problem with citizen science and grassroots initiatives, and inspires behaviour change and sustainable waste management practices.
Richmond Kennedy Quarcoo is a trained Merchant Navy Officer with a B. Sc. in Nautical Science from the Regional Maritime University, Accra.
Richmond Kennedy Quarcoo will join us live as a remote guest and will interact with the festival audience.