A decade ago, Rwanda became an environmental pioneer by banning plastic bags and packaging – inspiring other African nations to follow suit.
This week on Eco Africa we see how to turn barrels into efficient composters for people in the city, visit new sustainable homes in one of South Africa's townships and see how one island is preparing for rising waters.
This week, we meet conservationists protecting an endangered bird in South Africa, visit a solar-powered school in Nigeria and discover how one man fought the odds to bring clean, safe water to Kenya's Kibera slum.
Plastic bags are looked down upon these days, but not long ago, they were considered all the rage. The Museum for Everyday Life takes a look back at the history of plastic bags, as plastic bans toll their death knell.
On this week's Eco Africa, we watch the band making music from garbage in DR Congo, check out the solar lamps improving education in Rwanda, and visit the fight to save South Africa's endangered native plants.
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