Every year more than 600 Billion plastic bags are manufactured worldwide. Manufacturing them requires large amounts of energy, so how damaging are they to our climate?
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 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.
A year ago, Kenya banned plastic bags and introduced the toughest rules in the book to punish anyone caught making, selling or using them. Have these measures worked?
"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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