Plastic bottles are easy to buy, but hard to get rid of. They pop up all over the place - as trash in the streets and in nature. All too many go straight into waste dumps or out to sea.
On this week's Eco Africa we visit a sanctuary helping Kenyan owls, try our green thumbs on urban farming and see how merry-go-rounds can actually help kids get their homework done in the dark.
Reduction of marine plastic trash was one of the major issues at the G20 summit of environment ministers in Japan. Delegates also discussed the future of energy security following the tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman.
On this week's Eco Africa we investigate getting rid of plastic bottles, teaching kids in Ghana the value of separating waste and the possibility that there really may be a sustainable mobile phone.
On this week's Eco Africa, we look at aeroponic farming in Nigeria, meet Uganda's most experienced crocodile catcher and a Zambian reporter fighting climate change, and discover Ghana's fight to save its cocoa trees.
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