Reduce, reuse - and recycle.
The last of the "three Rs," recycling gives fresh value to the natural resources that are tapped to produce products for consumption. Recycling can benefit the environment by reducing waste - and it's also big business.
Since the pandemic started, face masks have become a key tool in the fight to curb COVID-19 infections. But with countries ramping up production of a largely disposable product, a new environmental problem is emerging. At the same time, so are some solutions.
Petrochemical and recycling companies in the United States are lobbying their government to push Kenya to relax strict anti-plastic measures. Environmental campaigners say that if these firms have their way, Africa could become a dumping ground for plastic.