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.
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?
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.
On this week's eco@africa, we see the work of waste pickers in Nairobi, explore declining seagrass in Germany, and meet the snake handlers of Zimbabwe
Global waste growth will outpace population growth by 2050, with most of the trash being generated in urban areas. The World Bank says urgent action is needed to prevent untreated waste from clogging the streets.
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