Publications

The Story of Plastic is an eye opener into the global plastic pollution crisis

June 2020

What does an anti-oil & gas activist in Houston, Texas, have in common with a lawyer advocating for plastic bag bans in Jakarta, Indonesia, and a waste picker in Delhi,…

Ban on single-use water sachets implemented in Senegal: “a positive step towards breaking away from single-use plastics”

April 2020

20 April 2020, Dakar Greenpeace Africa welcomes the implementation of Senegal’s ban on plastic water sachets as a step in the right direction to tackle the plastic pollution crisis.  “It’s…

Finding the crack in the lockdown

April 2020

Human beings love comfort, freedom and certainty. The COVID-19 lockdown has instantly taken all that away from landing us in a new reality and an unchartered territory. Some react with…

Health & the Reuse Revolution: Zero waste living in a time of crisis

April 2020

A Blog Series with Tips, Tools, and Reflections In recent weeks, the coronavirus pandemic has sparked a wider conversation about how people who want to continue to avoid disposables, support…

IPCC report reveals tough land-use choices needed to stem climate crisis

August 2019

Johannesburg, South Africa, 8 August 2019 – Protecting and restoring forests and urgently revamping the global food system through dietary change are the key solutions to the escalating land and…

Choking City Documentary; A True Taste of Inequality in Kenya

August 2019

Nairobi, 6 August 2019 – Responding to the choking city documentary aired by Citizen TV, revealing that most parts of Nairobi city are experiencing poor air quality due to the…

Nestlé swaps throwaway plastic for throwaway paper on snack bars

July 2019

Vevey, Switzerland – Nestlé announced today it has switched from plastic packaging to paper wrappers for its YES! snack bars, and that it plans to roll this out for other…

Bold Steps Towards a Total Ban on Single Use Plastics, Greenpeace Call for Effective Enforcement

June 2019

Nairobi 7 June 2019 – Responding to president Uhuru Kenyatta’s pronouncement to ban single-use plastic products including plastic bottles and straws in all protected areas effective June 5  2020, Greenpeace…

Celebrating World Environment Day: Beating air pollution by breaking free from plastic

June 2019

“We celebrate when we see blue sky and share pictures with each other on WeChat” (China). “Little kids with chronic respiratory illnesses are the norm here, not the rarity” (India).…

Greenpeace Africa Welcomes Tanzania’s Move to Ban Plastic Bags

June 2019

Nairobi, 4 June 2019 – Tanzania has announced a nationwide ban on the use of plastic bags starting from June 1, 2019. Tanzania follows similar steps by Kenya and Rwanda;…

Regional Policy on Single-Use Plastic Ban Required for Effective Implementation of Plastic Ban

May 2019

Nairobi 30 May 2019 – Responding to the news that the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has issued a warning over the return of plastic bags in the country, Greenpeace…

Climate change takes its toll on Mozambique

April 2019

Johannesburg, 25 April 2019 — Barely a month after Tropical Cyclone Idai’s arrival, Tropical Cyclone Kenneth made landfall on Mozambique on 25 April 2019. In response, Njeri Kabeberi, Executive Director…

Nestlé, Unilever, Coca Cola and Diageo double-down on recycling myth across Africa

March 2019

Nairobi, 27 March 2019 – Nestlé, Unilever, The Coca Cola Company and Diageo announced plans today to improve the collection and recycling of plastics across Africa by launching the Africa Plastics…

Greenpeace Africa Volunteers Start Ambitious Campaign for Plastic Ban

March 2019

5 March 2019, Cape Town – A group of Greenpeace Africa volunteers in Cape Town has started an ambitious campaign calling on South Africa’s top political parties to adopt a…

Tighten Border Control to Prevent Re-entry of Banned Plastic Bags into Kenya: Greenpeace Africa

September 2018

Nairobi, 19th September 2018 – Reacting to the news that 80% of single use plastic carrier bags are still in circulation in most parts of the country despite being outlawed…

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

August 2018

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…

Greenpeace Africa Urges Halcyon Agri to Stop Destroying Livelihood & Biodiversity in Cameroon.

July 2018

Yaoundé, 24 July 2018- Greenpeace Africa has today published a report explaining how Singaporean based Halycon Agri and her Cameroonian subsidiary- Sudcam operate a sordid rubber plantation business in Cameroon.…

If you can’t reuse it, refuse it!

June 2018

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…

Greenpeace Africa in Solidarity with Nakuru Residents

May 2018

Nairobi, 11th May 2018 - Following the disaster that struck residents of Solai village in Nakuru on 09 May 2018 and killed over 40 people and left hundreds homeless, Greenpeace…

Greenpeace Africa opens pilot green space in Yaoundé

March 2018

Yaoundé, 21 March 2018: Greenpeace Africa and local partners have today launched a pilot green space at the Baptist High School- Awai, to commemorate the World Forest Day. The need…

Greenpeace calls for decrease in meat and dairy production and consumption for a healthier planet

March 2018

5 March 2018, Amsterdam - Global meat and dairy production and consumption must be cut in half by 2050 to avoid dangerous climate change and keep the Paris Agreement on…

Greenpeace Africa in total solidarity with the People of Sierra Leone

August 2017

Dakar, 17 August 2017- Following the disaster that struck Freetown on 13 August 2017 and killed at least 312 people and thousands of homeless people, Greenpeace Africa expressed its compassion…

“The communities that we live in are a critical part of our identity, and they should be safe spaces where we can find refuge”

June 2017

Johannesburg, 30 June 2017: In collaboration with the Philile Foundation [1], Greenpeace Africa’s recently launched campaign Project Sunshine seeks to raise R100 000 from mid-June to mid-July to install solar…

Greenpeace condemns deportation of French filmmaker and cancellation of employee’s visa in the DRC

March 2017

Kinshasa, 1 March 2017 - Greenpeace Africa is shocked by the deportation of a French filmmaker and the cancellation of the visa of a Greenpeace employee by the authorities of…

Take the better eating challenge

June 2016

It's back! Today is #WorldMeatFreeDay, a great time to think about how the everyday choices we make about the food we eat can impact our health and the health of the planet. 

12 Things You Can Do To Start Eco-Food Revolution

June 2016

We literally have the power to change the world. When we tell our families and friends why ecological farming makes sense, we start to heal our bodies and the planet.…

Greenpeace leaves the CECAF meeting with mixed feelings

May 2016

After four years without any annual meetings, the CECAF (Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic) got together. Millions of people depend on fish resources in the region and the…

7 things you can do for the planet this Earth Day

April 2016

More than 45 years ago – on the very first Earth Day – tens of millions of people decided to do something about environmental destruction. They rallied against pollution, oil spills, pesticides…

Honourable Minister, it is not too late to fix the situation!

April 2016

Your predecessors have legitimized a form of illegal unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU), by allowing fishing companies to underreport the gross tonnage of their industrial vessels for more than thirty…

Conviction of Nasako Besingi: judicial harassment and violation of freedom of expression in Cameroon

January 2016

Yaounde, January 22: Greenpeace Africa is alarmed by the judicial harassment against a prominent environmental activist and human rights defender. Yesterday, Nasako Besingi was sentenced to pay 25,000 FCFA in…

Eskom Set to Accelerate Water Crisis

October 2012

Coal-fired electricity is a major threat to South Africa’s already stressed water resources – and Eskom’s new mega coal plants are set to make matters even worse, further compromising water…