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  • These 10 companies are flooding the planet with throwaway plastic

    Blogpost by Ryan Schleeter - October 10, 2018 at 14:47

    Plastic Free September clean up in Soweto

    Volunteers collected and catalogued more than 187,000 pieces of trash from beach cleanups around the world to find out who’s flooding our planet with plastic.

    The equivalent of one truckload of plastic enters the ocean every minute — but where is i... Read more >

  • 30 Plastic Facts to Set the Record Straight

    Blogpost by ltsotets - September 15, 2018 at 16:25

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    There is no disputing the critical environmental situation resulting from our excessive and unnecessary use of plastic. There is currently enough plastic in the ocean to circle the Earth over 400 times!

    But, in case you need more convincing about w... Read more >

  • From fires to floods, the world's weird weather in photos

    Blogpost by L Tsotetsi - August 31, 2018 at 9:28

    Over the past few weeks, images have been flooding in from Greenpeace offices around the world, documenting our current “hothouse” state. In Africa, Japan, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland and Korea temperatures have soared, with some beating previous he...

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  • Checking the boxes one year after the Kenya single-use plastic bags ban

    Blogpost by Amos Wemanya - August 29, 2018 at 15:38

    Last year the National Environment Complaints committee released a report which indicated that every month an average of 24 million plastic bags were being used in Kenya. This led to the government issuing a ban on single use plastic carrier bags. T...

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  • Checking the boxes one year after the Kenya single-use plastic bags ban

    Blogpost by Amos Wemanya - August 29, 2018 at 15:38

    Last year the National Environment Complaints committee released a report which indicated that every month an average of 24 million plastic bags were being used in Kenya. This led to the government issuing a ban on single use plastic carrier bags. T...

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  • Why We Must Never Take Clean Drinking Water for Granted

    Blogpost by ltsotets - August 2, 2018 at 10:45

    Few people would argue access to clean drinking water is a fundamental human right. Yet, a significant portion of the world’s population remains without.  In the following article, Sidrah Ahmad, will explore why this is the case; the importance of acc...

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  • 5 Madiba Quotes to Reflect on this Mandela Day

    Blogpost by Angelo Louw - July 18, 2018 at 12:03

    Former South African president Nelson Mandela has become an international beacon of public service; he sacrificed 27 years of his life, serving a prison term for the liberation of his people.

    This is why the United Nations took the decision to decla... Read more >

  • The Kenyan government’s single-use plastic carrier bag ban came into effect on 28 August, 2017. However, there are still a number of unregulated suppliers in Nairobi’s informal settlements supplying smuggled plastic bags on demand to small scale retai... Read more >

  • If you can’t reuse it, refuse it!

    Blogpost by Samwel Omesa - June 5, 2018 at 16:38

    We live in a contemporary society where technology, innovation, globalisation and human interconnectedness define us - overconsumption is the norm. Now, imagine yourself on vacation along the sandy beaches of mombasa - captured on your cellphone is th...

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  • Maiden Machakos Farmers Network

    Blogpost by Claire Nasike - May 15, 2018 at 15:28

    To the west of Nairobi, sits a beautiful, hilly, semi-arid county. It is named after Masaku wa Munyeti, an Akamba chief. Welcome to Machakos home to Iveti hills.

    It is a radiant Thursday morning, my colleagues and I are here for three days to visit t...

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