Every year, we humans produce over 310 million tons of plastic. Unfortunately, just a fraction of it gets recycled. Now a designer from Holland has come up with a way for anyone to turn plastic waste into new products.
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On this week's Eco Africa, we learn how farmers in Namibia are keeping cheetahs away from livestock, see how popcorn can be used as a natural substitute to polystyrene, and shine a light on the solar energy revolution.
When entrepreneur Juliet Namujju realized COVID masks were preventing her hearing-impaired staff from lip-reading, she resolved to find another enterprising use for Uganda's mountains of plastic waste.
The EU will ban the export of unsorted plastic waste to poorer countries as of January. Under new rules, trash importers and exporters will need to agree on how to handle hazardous shipments.
This week we have a special edition all about e-waste! From urban mining in South Africa to refurbished laptops in Rwanda and upcycled jewelry in Ghana, check out the latest innovations from accross the continent.
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