Inspired by Kenya's plastic bag ban, South Sudan, recovering from years of conflict, has followed suit with real results. Authorities say pollution is down by up to 50% in the capital. Still challenges lie ahead.
Environment Minister Svenja Schulze has announced plans for a new law aiming to ban plastic bags and reduce plastic packaging. The Environment Ministry says there has been a 64% decline in plastic bag use since 2015.
From tuna to sea urchin, Japanese cuisine is all about seafood. But with fish stocks critically endangered, tourists sampling local delicacies may be harming marine life more than they realize.
As the world celebrates International Plastic Bag Free Day, a growing number of countries are using legislation to eradicate these single-use items. It's time Germany joined the list, says DW's Tamsin Walker.
Extreme traffic jams and air pollution are commonplace in Indian cities. Pune, in the country's west, wants to transform its transportation system and be a role model to other places like capital Delhi.
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