A Zimbabwean startup is tackling plastic waste by recycling it into a product that also helps save energy. They've developed Temperature Bags, which allow food to keep cooking after being warmed briefly on the stove.
Balloons, cotton swabs, plastic bags — these are environmentally-damaging products we could live without. But not all of them are on the European Union's list of proposed items to ban. We pick five that should be.
On this week's eco@africa, we bring you a special focus on plastic. We check out edible straws, shoes made from chewing gum and explore how to avoid microplastics.
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.
"I thought to myself: Can't we do something with these bottles? Who is responsible for them? Who will clean them up? I saw it as a challenge." Ismael Essome Ebode, Madiba and Nature founder, on turning bottles into boats
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