Finding affordable housing in Kenya can be a challenge. Some companies have discovered an environmental friendly alternative to concrete: converting used shipping containers into living and working spaces.
"I will basically be a green warrior to go and fight for the green space within government, so that Kenya can be one of the role models for the region." Anthony Kirori, founder of Green Pencils Ltd.
On this week's eco@africa, we check out mud homes in Ghana that are saving on energy costs, meet a Zambian cartoonist fighting climate change with comics and visit a project making pencils out of newspaper.
On this week's eco@africa, we see the work of waste pickers in Nairobi, explore declining seagrass in Germany, and meet the snake handlers of Zimbabwe
A year ago, Kenya banned plastic bags and introduced the toughest rules in the book to punish anyone caught making, selling or using them. Have these measures worked?
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