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Kenya is the latest African country to ban the manufacture and import of all plastic bags used for commercial and household packaging. This ban comes after the launch of ‘Clean Seas Initiative’ by the UN, which has already inspired 10 governments to address plastic pollution. In the words of Environment Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu, “The ministry has […]

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A mountain of garbage collapsed on makeshift homes and killed at least 65 people in Ethiopia’s capital city, Addis Ababa. The trash landslide late on Saturday destroyed 49 dwellings and left 28 people injured, city spokesman Amare Mekonen said. Residents said dozens were still missing. Hundreds of people live on the 50-year-old Reppi dump, the city’s only […]

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A large scale waste-to-energy plant opened in Cape Town, South Africa with the aim of reducing the city’s landfill sites and creating jobs. This is also being considered as a step towards the city’s initiative to generate 20% of its electricity from renewable energy sources. The sprawling plan was thought to be the first of its kind in […]

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