Single-use plastic activism in Malawi
06 March 2022 | 12:18 pm
Malawian activist Gloria Majiga-Kamoto's efforts helped push the country's government to enforce a ban on thin plastics in 2019. And she hasn't stopped there. Improving national waste management is next on her agenda.
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