Recycling doesn’t have a long history in Kenya. But for the last five years, social enterprise TakaTaka Solutions has been doing its bit in communities rich and poor, companies, schools and private homes.
On this week's eco@africa, we check out mud homes in Ghana that are saving on energy costs, meet a Zambian cartoonist fighting climate change with comics and visit a project making pencils out of newspaper.
On this week's eco@africa, we explore growing mushrooms from coffee grounds, visit gorillas in the Congo, speak to a ranger in South Africa, and consider the future of national parks in Africa
"I will basically be a green warrior to go and fight for the green space within government, so that Kenya can be one of the role models for the region." Anthony Kirori, founder of Green Pencils Ltd.
Global waste growth will outpace population growth by 2050, with most of the trash being generated in urban areas. The World Bank says urgent action is needed to prevent untreated waste from clogging the streets.
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