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…

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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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Joyce Msuya, acting executive director of the UN Environment, said that the innovation demonstrated that African countries can take the lead in environmental conservation.


Zanzibar Expedition: The Flipflopi Dhow was built with waste plastic and will sail 500kms from Kenya to Stone Town, Zanzibar to raise awareness about…

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As the Flipflopi glided towards Jomo Kenyatta Public Beach in Mombasa this week, scores of people gathered on the sand, craning their necks to catch a glimpse of the flamboyant dhow made from recycled plastic that has become an African icon for a new plastic revolution.

Government officials,…

Read more: Flipflopi dhow wins hearts and inspires plastic heroes as it sails along Kenyan coast

A traditional dhow sailing boat made entirely of trash and flip-flops has set off on an expedition along the Kenyan coast to raise awareness about the harmful effects of plastic waste.


The dhow made by recycled plastic floats during its official voyage launch at Lamu Island, northern coast…

Read more: Plastic dhow sails Kenya coast to highlight waste crisis

A traditional dhow made entirely of trash and tap goes on an expedition along the Kenyan coast to raise awareness of the harmful effects of plastic waste.

The dhows, with their swollen triangular veils, are an icon on the Kenyan coast, having crossed these waters of the Indian…

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