In 2008, Rwanda banned single-use plastic bags. Despite this plastic in many other forms is still being used and distributed everyday. Yet the bag ban has resulted in many other new recycling ideas.
On this week's eco@africa, the fight to save an endangered frog in South Africa, eco-soap in Rwanda, a floating trash can, and ambitious reforestation in Rwanda. All this and much more!
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?
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.
Balloons, cotton swabs, plastic bags — these are environmentally-damaging products we could live without. But not all of them are on the European Union's list of proposed items to ban. We pick five that should be.
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