One man’s trash, is someone else’s treasure is often the adage used, applicable to plastic bottles. It was Albert Einstein who is quoted as having said ; “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” How true of the major challenges we are faced with as a society in so far as plastic waste is concerned. We created these problems we now complain about, even if most would argue it is the conglomerates with their thirst for profits and dis regard for the environment that have brought us to this point. Whatever your views are, we must solve this problem.
Electricity access in Africa remains a challenge, with the majority of the population relying on charcoal, kerosene, and candles. Schools are not exempt from energy poverty: the UN estimates that 90 percent of African children are enrolled in schools that do not have power. Some facilities are taking the matter into their own hands.
Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera, announced the ban of plastic bags, at a public ceremony in the centre of Santiago. As per the gazette by the government, large businesses have six months to phase out the use of plastic bags, while smaller ones will be given two years to adapt to the new rules. Any form of
She was destined to a bright future at the World Bank, IMF, or perhaps even the African Union. Ada Osakwe has the academic paperwork and a wealth of experience to prove it. The thirty-something-year-old from Lagos wanted more from life, and a promising career in banking and finance wasn’t part of that. So, three years ago, she set up a fresh juice company, Nuli Juice, followed by a chain of proudly Nigerian health food lounges.
BY MAUREEN MURORI, NAIROBI
Kenya continues to demonstrate its commitment towards the mitigating effects of global warming through various ways, including the signing of local bills and international agreements.
Kenya recently signed the Paris Agreement which, according to the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Water, and Natural Resources, Judi Wakhungu, will form part of Kenya’s laws.
The agreement, ratified on January 27th, 2017, allows developing countries that bear the brunt of the climate change, to receive finances from developed countries to aid in environmental conservation strategies.