Explainer: How some African nations are combating the global plastic pollution crisis
17 November 2023 | 1:56 pm
A United Nations treaty among delegates meeting in Nairobi could be decisive in tackling the global plastic pollution crisis. But some African nations are already spearheading efforts for a sustainable, plastic-free continent.
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