The destruction of tropical forests is not just an African problem but one that impacts the whole world. Now a startup in Switzerland has an alternative to real tropical wood which uses locally sourced lumber instead.
On this week's eco@africa, making paper out of banana peels, alternatives to real tropical timber and reintroducing the eland antelope to South Africa's Cape Flats. Tune in for all this and more!
Community activist Joshua Konkankoh wants to bring green, sustainable development to Cameroon and the world. His starting point? An ecovillage in the rural area he grew up in that wants to connect people to their roots.
Sierra Leone has no functioning public trash collection service. Some inventive tinkerers are taking matters into their own hands by turning discarded soda cans into stable and cheap cooking pots.
A lot of our BBQ charcoal comes from tropical forests, and this can contribute to deforestation, a survey has found. But there are alternatives for more environmentally friendly grilling. How good are they?
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