THE FUTURE OF FARMING

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The current state of food: According to the United Nations, an estimated 821 million people in the world suffered from hunger in 2018. That is, 1 in 9 people do not get enough food to be healthy and lead an active life. Globally, an estimated 2 billion people do not have access to safe, nutritious […]

WILL YOU LIVE IN PLASTIC?

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Although shelter is considered as one of man′s basic needs, many people around the world lack access to decent shelter. Many of such people are displaced persons who have had to flee from their homes and communities, eventually ending up in refugee and internally displaced persons camps. One of such refugees is a young man […]

SEEDBALLS – rebirthing our forests

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An innovative company – Seedballs Kenya has pioneered a method of mass producing seedballs for low cost and efficient reintroduction of trees and grass species into degraded areas in Africa. So, what exactly is a seedball? Like the name implies, a seedball is simply a seed inside a ball of charcoal dust mixed with some […]

Rain forest Nigeria

4 FASCINATING THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT FORESTS

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Forests are so much more than a large collection of trees. They are critical not only to flora and fauna but also to communities that depend on them, contributing significantly to nutrition and economic opportunities. In 2006, forests distributed across the globe covered 4 billion hectares (15 million square miles) or approximately 30 percent of […]

Banana leaves as alternative to plastic packaging

ARE YOU ON THE BANANAWAGON?

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The practice of using banana leaves for wrapping is nothing new. Many communities in Asia and Africa have benefited from the size and strength of green banana leaves for many years. However, the convenience and affordability of plastics soon took over. But with growing awareness on the negative impact of waste plastic, banana leaves seem […]

Second Hand Market Nigeria

FINLAND’S SECOND-HAND SUPERMARKETS AND LESSONS FOR EVERY COUNTRY

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In most of the developing world, there is a booming second-hand market for almost everything. Second-hand clothes, shoes, phones, electronics and so on. The appeal and motivation vary from person to person, or place to place. Factors such as cost, quality and availability determine choice and patronage. Unlike in some of the developed world, second-hand […]

Waste Cans

WHAT DO YOU DO WITH YOUR OLD CANS?

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There is a growing consumption and use of canned products. Canned drinks are increasingly available and many popular brands are following the trend. While this positively decreases the use of plastic, it also raises the need to properly tackle the question of managing the used cans. Fortunately, many individuals and groups have come up with […]

WHY AREN’T WE ALL BUILDING PLASTIC ROADS?

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An estimated 24.8 million miles of roads crisscross the earth’s surface connecting people and cultures and civilizations. The large majority are the so-called flexible pavements, made from asphalt. This means that hundreds of millions of barrels of oil have been used for that development. These road surfaces are comprised of around 90 percent rock, sand, and limestone, […]

WOULD YOU RIDE PLASTICS?

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Plastic is everywhere! A lot more than we can actually handle. That is why every year, an estimated 8 million tonnes of plastics finds its way into the ocean. Humanity has a plastic bottle addiction – people around the world purchase one million a minute, and many bottles wind up in the ocean instead of recycling bins. Globally, […]

MOST OF YOUR TRASH WILL OUTLIVE YOU!

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As scary as that may sound, it is indeed true. We can no longer pretend that it doesn’t matter or that it will just deal with itself or go away. As human population grows, our consumption and waste generation equally grows. So, many of the things that we got away with many years ago are […]