A prototype catamaran waste collector disposes of plastic trash from the seabed. It will travel at a speed of two knots, and stay close to the shore, where it can collect up to two tons of garbage.
On this week’s eco@africa, we discover organic fertilizers in the Ivory Coast, Rwanda’s methane power station, and the Kenyan inventor keeping milk cool.
Plastic utensils, straws, coffee stirrers and cotton swabs may soon be a lot harder to come by in Europe. The EU Commission presented a draft directive to ban the single-use products in the fight against plastic waste.
French swimmer Lecomte has set off on a 9,000-kilometer (5,500 mile) swim across the Pacific Ocean. Apart from setting the world record, Lecomte also hopes to raise awareness about ocean pollution through his quest.
The Indonesian government and Greenpeace have partnered with Islamic organizations to promote plastic waste reduction. Can including religion make environmental campaigns more effective?
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