Green Up Gambia and The Gambia Ocean Heroes, Saturday conducted a day-long cleaning exercise at the Banjul beach, targeted to keep the beach environment clean and healthy.

Ousainou Colley, Green Up Gambia programme officer said people are not giving much attention to the protection and development of the…

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It was 6pm when an unusual rainbow-coloured boat, made of recycled plastic waste and discarded flip-flops gathered from beaches and roadsides, dropped anchor off the beach at Mtwapa, near Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa.


The Flipflopi, a dhow built of recycled plastic and discarded flipflops, approaches Mtwapa beach…

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Seychelles beaches have been ranked the first in Africa in the latest report issued by the Ocean Health Index (OHI) in the latest global assessment of ocean health.

Globally the island nation came out 33rd amongst 220 countries and territories.

Morocco and Egypt were ranked second and third…

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The war against plastics got a major boost on Friday after a hotelier promised to reduce use plastic water bottles.

 

PrideInn Hotel said all its eight hotels in Mombasa and Nairobi will reduce plastic water bottle from March 1.

“The bold commitment is our drive to do our…

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Companies that produce tons of plastic or that supply the raw materials that make plastics have banded together in an eyebrow-raising alliance. The goal of this alliance: advance solutions that eliminate plastic waste in the environment, especially the oceans.

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW), which consists…

Read more: Global Companies To End Plastic Pollution, Wage War On Plastic Waste

Seventeen beach hotels at the Coast have banned the use of plastic bottles and straws in their establishments as the war on pollution gains momentum.


A woman drinking with a plastic straw. Plastic pollutants drift into the ocean, strangling turtles, suffocating seabirds and filling the stomachs of dolphins…

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