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.
On this week's Eco Africa, connecting rural households to the Kenyan power grid, cutting deforestation in Ghana and turning green spaces into parks, and planting millions of trees in Nigeria.
Just because the plastic lands in the recycling bin doesn't mean it will find a new life in another product. While some is recycled and some is burnt for energy, much of Germany's plastic trash lands in Southeast Asia.
One of Sicily's largest cities has been caught between an unexpected migration wave and an increasing trash crisis over the past few years. A local initiative has found a way to tackle both at the same time.
On this week's Eco Africa, we explore solar lamps in Burkina Faso, environmental education in Nigeria, and meet the woman making furniture from plastic.
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