Recycle Up! Ghana (RUG) is an African-German initiative that works with Ghanaian schools to tackle the waste problem in the country. Collected and cleaned trash is sold to a local recycling company.
India's corona lockdown has hit supply chains and seen vegetables left to rot in fields. But grassroots initiatives to connect farmers directly to consumers are helping cut waste and boost income.
Thailand began the year with a ban on single-use plastic, but COVID-19 and the resulting lockdown has led to a huge rise in the nation's plastic waste. Food delivery emerged as a big contributor to the problem.
Penguins living at the "end of the world" are facing threats from climate change, tourism and plastic waste. A group of biologists in South America's most southerly point is trying to help the semi-aquatic birds.
Single-use masks, gloves and bottles of sanitizer shielding us from the spread of COVID-19 are ending up on the streets, in the seas and among wildlife.
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