Millions of tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean each year. But where does it end up? A UK initiative is deploying drones to find out.
A video of a diver swimming through a nightmarish soup of plastic bags and food wrappers off the coast of Bali in Indonesia went viral earlier this year, sparking anger and calls for action to tackle ocean pollution. Indonesia is the world's second-largest source of marine plastic waste, after China. Maria Bakkalapulo went to Bali to find out how people there are trying to cut down on plastic.
With its stunning beaches, the Indonesian island of Bali draws tourists from around the world. But plastics are spoiling the view, spurring locals to take action — from production to disposal.
We are drowning in plastic! It pollutes our oceans, beaches, rivers and forests. Let's talk solutions. We meet "trash heroes" in Indonesia's Bali who are trying to do away with plastic. The East African country of Kenya was so fed up with its plastic waste, it imposed a ban on plastic bags one year ago. We check in to see how they are faring. And we have more on bioplastics.
DW's half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
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
Chinese crime syndicates working with local South African gangs have caused stocks of abalone to be depleted at a record rate. Illegal trade in the marine mollusks extends across sub-Saharan Africa.
Dozens of activists have been arrested by police as authorities continue clearing out an ancient forest. An energy company says it needs to cut down the forest to mine coal and meet energy needs in western Germany.
"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.
The Rhino Fund in Uganda wans to reintroduce Rhinos to the country.
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