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Recycling Saving the Planet

Can plastic bricks pave a road out of Kenya’s plastic waste problem?

Plastic bricks - two words that may seem unrelated at first glance but contain a remarkable story of innovation and environmental sustainability. The development of plastic bricks as a solution is a ground-breaking move toward changing Kenya's relationship with one of the most pervasive and problematic materials of its day as

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Tackling plastic abuse in Africa for a sustainable future

Globally, plastic production exceeds 400 million tonnes annually, with approximately one-third specifically intended for single-use purposes. Less than 10 percent is recycled.    An estimated 19-23 million tonnes end up in oceans, rivers, and lakes annually, causing risks to human health, threatening biodiversity, and destabilizing the climate.    In Africa, rapid

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Circular Economy Saving the Planet

Why Imbibing Circular Economy in Startups is a Solution for a Sustainable Future

In today's fast-paced and resource-constrained world, the traditional linear model of "take-make-dispose" is proving to be unsustainable. The need for climate-conscious businesses has become more crucial than ever.   This article explores the importance of imbibing the principles of the circular economy in startups and presents data-driven examples to highlight

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Recycling Saving the Planet

7 ways you can promote recycling via community engagement

We've established that we all can play a modest but significant role in conserving the environment and restoring the grandeur of our communities by recycling waste. However, there's still a lot to be done about improving municipal recycling efforts.   While recycling has gone mainstream and is being adopted in

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Circular Economy Saving the Planet

Unravelling the factors inhibiting circular economy growth in Africa

The circular economy is a concept that integrates sourcing, production, and consumption within common systems in order to minimize waste. This is intended to extend the life cycle of products and drive innovation across the value chain to promote sustainability.   In Africa, although the circular economy concept appeals to

Kër Thiossane - climateaction
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Climate change: Trash-inspired art featured at Kër Thiossane’s 2022 AFROPIXEL Festival

The environmental problems that the world is battling today stem from the indiscriminate activities of humans. Ecosystems are being degraded and polluted, resulting in an inhabitable environment for humans and other living species. Oftentimes, the solution to these environmental problems usually just means ridding the earth of all the thrash that

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Recycling Carbon Saving the Planet Sustainability

Big plastic polluters and their never-ending greenwashing agenda

Most businesses with plastics at the core of their production are trying to be greener. However, a good number of these big plastic polluters have been on a greenwashing spree to gain public validation and pass off as playing their part to save the environment but not all of them

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Fast fashion: Love Island’s second-hand wardrobe idea will promote sustainability

Love Island, the popular dating reality show, will return this summer with new eco-friendly practices in mind.   Yes. Contestants this year are ditching fast fashion and will use second-hand clothing for a summer of sustainability!   In the sizzling summer series where men and women go to an island

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Recycling Saving the Planet

Plastic waste: Kaltani raises US$4m in seed funding to expand recycling operations in Nigeria

Our dependency on plastic is causing great damage to the environment. This is because plastic waste is one of many types of waste that do not decompose easily – taking anywhere between 20 to 500 years to degrade in landfills. To make matters worse, about 91% of all the plastics

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#CircularTuesday: The circular economy in urban design for sustainability

The circular economy is rapidly dominating policy conversations as well as business strategy plans, and deservedly so - the demand for raw materials is predicted to double by 2050. The linear economic model which the world had been running on until circular economy became mainstream, simply entailed raw materials being

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