Malaysia has returned 3,737 metric tonnes of plastic waste back to the developed nations that dumped them since the middle of 2019. The government says the country refuses to become the world's dumping ground after China stopped accepting shipments.
This week on Eco Africa we visit a designer turning waste into sustainable fashion, see how a water shortage is impacting farmers in Tunisia and watch as professional divers clean up one of Egypt's amazing coral reefs.
This week on Eco Africa we visit Senkelle Swayne's Hartebeest Sanctuary in Ethiopia, learn how to make art by recycling old mobile phones and meet Modou Fall, a tireless anti-plastic campaigner in Senegal.
The German Cabinet came to the agreement after months of speculation and the ban will mean the country falls in line with an EU directive to reduce waste. The prohibition will come into effect from July 2021.
Single-use masks, gloves and bottles of sanitizer shielding us from the spread of COVID-19 are ending up on the streets, in the seas and among wildlife.
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