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21 Jun 2021
Five hospitals in the United Kingdom have installed new machines from a Cardiff-based company which melts items made of polypropylene, such as face masks, separating out impurities to make plastic blocks recycled into chairs, buckets or 3D-printed items.
28 Dec 2020
It's Christmas Day and following a year which has been harrowing for so many, we've decided to look back at the good news of 2020. We begin in Uganda, where a plastics company that specialises in recycling switched from making building materials to face shields to help hospitals. We also go to Benin, where the closure of the border with Nigeria has led to a push for more locally produced food, some of it on rooftops. And our correspondent in DR Congo looks back at how an NGO is helping Ebola survivors turn their lives around.
11 Dec 2020
Kenyan healthcare workers protest against poor working conditions during the pandemic, which they say have caused the death of colleagues.
22 May 2020
A shortage of PPE in Africa has thwarted efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus, but a lack of coordination between regional leaders may prove to be a bigger contribution to the COVID-19 casualty toll.
7 May 2020
A warehouse in Aba market, Abia state, Nigeria dedicated to the production of Personal protective equipment's is now rolling out face masks to meet the growing demands. The popular production hub in Nigeria's South-East is stepping up to the task in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic.

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