In some parts of Africa, children rely on poisonous kerosene lamps to study at night. But an enterprising 23-year-old's new backpack complete with solar panels and batteries could change that.
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, a 'Ghetto Wardrobe' made from recycled rubber and plastic, a sanctuary for lost birds in South Africa and Cameroon's first eco-friendly car wash.
Africans are no strangers to mobile apps. In fact, apps big and small have made a difference in the lives of many people across the continent — from rural villages to the traffic-clogged streets of megacities.
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.
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