Just a small amount of the millions of tons of e-waste produced annually is disposed of properly. That's bad for the environment. One German company is on the case - and is cashing in with recycling.
On this week's eco@africa, we meet Nigerians striving for sustainability, German farmers using ancient Amazonian techniques, and Ugandan school children getting green-fingered with urban farming projects at school.
In the US alone, half a billion plastic straws are used every day, environmentalists say. Many of those end up in our oceans. Now there's an initiative to #StopSucking - you can still enjoy your cocktail without a straw.
An entrepreneur in Nigeria has come up with an eco-friendly electronic waste recycling solution. His company, E-Terra, is trying to save communities, workers and the environment from the many hazards of e-waste.
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