Plastic waste is a serious problem on the island nation of Sao Tomé and Principe off the west coast of Africa. A local initiative tackles the problem by involving the whole population in collecting plastic bottles.
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.
In 2016, DW reporter Tamsin Walker made it her New Year's resolution to eradicate plastic packaging from her life. After an initial shock to the system, she got used to it. But did she stick to it?
Communities around the UK are trying to rid their towns and villages of polluting plastics. What started as a small grassroots campaign has spread nationwide, garnering support from unexpected places.
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.
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