Food and beverage packaging is an important part of our modern lives. Yet it is clear the world has a waste problem, with plastic pollution becoming an increasingly important social and environmental concern.

Like many companies with popular products, our packaging has contributed to this waste challenge and…

Read more: 5 ways Coca-Cola is cleaning up its plastic footprint in Africa

Plastic bags, bottles, cigarette butts and other debris lap against the shore of Virage Beach in northwest Dakar, Senegal. Workers from beach side restaurants and surf shops rake the sand to try to capture the waste, but the garbage always returns.

A lack of infrastructure and education surrounding…

Read more: Surfer Launches Dakar's First Zero-Waste Restaurant

Kenya wants the 20-member States of the Indian Ocean to deploy fully skilled and trained personnel to police and monitor the regions Ocean space to guarantee ships safety, security and protection of marine environment.


Fishermen in a boat going for fishing in Indian Ocean in Kilifi County on…

Read more: Kenya calls for good maritime standards on the Indian Ocean

Kenya's National Environment Management Authority (Nema) has shut down four companies in Nairobi’s Industrial Area for discharging life-threatening waste into Nairobi River.

The companies shut include Modern Lithographic (K) Ltd, Apex Limited that manufactures paints, Thorlite Kenya Ltd and Kamongo Paper Recycling Company.

 

POLLUTION

According to Nema Director General…

Read more: Kenya regulator shuts down 4 firms for polluting Nairobi River

The small Scottish seaside town of St Andrews is replete with a rich history which includes a castle and Scotland’s oldest university, founded in 1413.

In 1754, the town witnessed another first when The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews was established. Today, St Andrews is…

Read more: Golf’s championship takes a swing at single-use plastics

The polluted Athi River has formed a long disease corridor as it snakes its way into the Indian Ocean, our two-month investigations have revealed.


Athi River in Thwake, Makueni County, where Thwake dam is to be constructed, in this photo taken on July 26, 2019. PHOTO | JEFF…

Read more: Athi River's corridor teems with deadly pollutants