In many countries around the world, the convenience of plastic shopping bags can turn into a big environmental headache. In Kenya, millions of disposable bags are still used every month. Local entrepreneurs are sensing an opportunity.
Tiny plastic particles from car tires and even clothing fabrics could be responsible for up to 30 percent of the plastic polluting our oceans, according to a new IUCN report. Is there anything we can do?
Hundreds of thousands of tiny strands of plastic lint are released into wastewater each time you run a load of synthetics. Many of these microplastics end up in the oceans - and their full effects are still not known.
Police, journalists and onlookers were scattered around the damaged Christmas market the day after the terrorist attack. DW's Ben Knight joined them.
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