The Kenyan government restricts the manufacture and import of plastic bags. Yet the country still gets through over 24 million each month. Challenge Gift Bags offers a paper alternative.
Plastic makes modern life convenient, but it clogs up the oceans and litters the land. Plastic waste is a global problem. Of the 5 trillion bags produced, not even a tenth of them gets recycled.
A world without paper is unimaginable. It's essential for communication but making it can harm nature's delicate balance. Over the years, eco@africa has looked at some new and ecological ways to produce and use paper.
On this week's eco@africa, we see how invasive tree species in South Africa are being turned into furniture, Ethiopia’s quest for the super chicken and how a Kenyan island is protecting their shores from plastic waste.
African masks have a history almost as long as the continent to which they belong, but an artist in Ghana has given them a whole new twist by making them out of waste. Meet the inimitable Ed Franklin Gavua.
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Meet a man who's doing his bit for the environment by digging holes in urban India. It might sound unlikely, but it's helping to prevent both flooding and drought. Welcome to the world of the recharge well.
On this week's eco@africa, making paper out of banana peels, alternatives to real tropical timber and reintroducing the eland antelope to South Africa's Cape Flats. Tune in for all this and more!
On this week’s eco@africa, we discover organic fertilizers in the Ivory Coast, Rwanda’s methane power station, and the Kenyan inventor keeping milk cool.
"Indigenous and community land rights matter. They matter for improving lives, for justice and equality, and for conservation." – Edward Loure, Tanzanian indigenous rights and environmental activist
DW's half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
A California man is dying of cancer, and he is blaming the glyphosate found in Monsanto's Roundup, while a judge has allowed hundreds of more cases to move forward. But research shows the link is anything but clear.
Wildlife rangers in northern Australia have bagged a massive saltwater crocodile after a decade-long hunt for the creature. The 600-kilogram reptile is one of the biggest on record.
While in many countries, pigs are brought up in confined spaces, Serbia has a long tradition of rearing the animals in the forest. Efforts are underway to ensure this ecologically friendly tradition doesn't die out.
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