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.
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.
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?
Australia's second biggest supermarket chain Coles has again changed its mind on ending free plastic bags for customers. It's a PR disaster and could open the door to greener retailers, including German discounters.
This Earth Day, activists are calling for an end to plastic pollution. DW has been following the impacts of disposable plastic and efforts to do away with it — by everyone from artists to policymakers.
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