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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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Recycling Saving the Planet Sustainability Trending

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 with one

kaltani - climateaction
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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Circular Economy

#CircularTuesday: Unraveling the factors inhibiting circular economy growth

Hello readers, Welcome to #CircularTuesday on CleanbuildVoices! 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. Although the circular economy concept

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Recycling Saving the Planet

#GlobalRecyclingDay: 7 ways to drive community engagement for recycling

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 many

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Sustainability Circular Economy Smart Cities

#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

energy transition - climateaction
Circular Economy Clean Energy Sustainability

#CircularTuesday: Promoting energy transition with the circular economy

Hello readers, Welcome to #CircularTuesday on CleanbuildVoices! The energy transition around the world is gathering momentum as countries move away from fossil fuels to a sustainable system that ensures that a wide range of raw materials is available to fulfill energy needs. There have been conversations on the need to

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Circular Economy

#WastePickersDay: Spotlighting the role of waste pickers in the circular economy

Hello readers, Welcome to #CircularTuesday on CleanbuildVoices! The enormous amounts of solid waste that are generated globally have made waste management a challenge. While the world turns to a circular economy as an innovative approach to waste management, one aspect receives less attention and that aspect is the circular resource

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Circular Economy

#CircularTuesday: Africa needs cohesiveness to drive circularity

Hello readers, Welcome to #CircularTuesday on CleanbuildVoices! Two of the greatest challenges that Africa, and the world by extension, currently faces are climate change and biodiversity loss. For one, our current production and consumption rate is unsustainable - contributing to about half (45%) of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Secondly, over

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