Principe – Looking to a plastics-free future
15 October 2017 | 11:00 am
Plastic waste is a serious problem on the island nation of Sao Tomé and Principe off the west coast of Africa. A local initiative tackles the problem by involving the whole population in collecting plastic bottles.
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