The Watamu Marine Association is a local initiative to improve the environment at Watamu Beach in Kenya.
It's become a major source of employment for a poor community.
Lorna Rutto resigned her comfortable banking job in 2009 to start EcoPost in Nairobi. Every month, her company uses approximately 20 tons of plastic waste. Utilising dirty plastic to make a product that saves wood is not just an environmental plus; it also boosts employment.
The amount of trash dumped by residents of Phnom Penh troubled one man so much that he decided to put it to good use, and turn it into a school.
Tunisia and Kenya recently joined the ranks of African countries banning the use of plastic bags - but poor waste management and a mentality of littering make the prospect of a plastic waste-free society unrealistic.
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