Mexico City seeks to curb its addiction to plastic
Mexico City's government is promoting indigenous and other traditionally-woven baskets and reusable bags in an effort to help residents curb their addiction to plastic, now that Mexico City has banned the use of plastic bags.
Airforce destroys Boko Haram camp in Sambisa forest, SA reports second coronavirus case and more
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Scientists to harness the sun to break down plastic
Scientists said Wednesday they have come up with an environmentally-friendly method that uses artificial sunlight to transform plastic into power-generating chemicals, as countries worldwide battle to reduce waste. Researchers in Singapore say they have converted plastic into "formic acid", which can be used in power plants to generate electricity.
Doing Your Bit: Weaving waste into fashion
An organization in Nigeria is combining environmental action with female empowerment. It trains women to recycle waste plastic by weaving it into fashion accessories - which they can sell for a profit.
Plastic bans proliferate in 2019 as planet drowns in trash
When the EU finally committed to banning an array of single-use plastics in March, it became part of a growing plastic-free movement that is seeing similar bans imposed from Vanuatu to Canada and Tanzania.
Saving our oceans: The battle against plastic pollution
Saving our oceans: The battle against plastic pollution.
Doing Your Bit: Nigeria's houses made from plastic bottles
Not far from the capital Abuja you can find the largest house made from plastic bottles in Africa. Over 200,000 bottles went into creating the construction, making use of the discarded plastic in the country.
Two shops shunning plastic packaging
From an Amsterdam supermarket which has become the first in the world to open a plastic-free section to a Berlin store which has cut out plastic completely: we visit two pioneering stores taking a stand against waste.