Reduce, reuse - and recycle.
The last of the "three Rs," recycling gives fresh value to the natural resources that are tapped to produce products for consumption. Recycling can benefit the environment by reducing waste - and it's also big business.
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.
Kenyan artist Kioko Mwitiki’s life-sized scrap metal sculptures won him global acclaim. He tells DW about his art's impact, scavenging and environmental challenges facing Africa as it becomes the 'factory of the world.'