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 […]

2020: The Year of the Earth

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2020, what a year right? I remember how we all ushered in the new year with the usual optimism, hopes, resolutions and fanfare. Then COVID-19 happened. Everyone, everything, everywhere was impacted. For the first time in decades the entire world came to standstill. Our hearts, prayers and thoughts go out to everyone especially those who […]

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 […]

COULD PLASTIC-EATING ENZYMES BE THE ANSWER?

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Since the large-scale production of synthetic materials began in the early 1950s, humans just can’t get enough of plastic. We love them so much that we have produced up to 8.3 billion metric tons. Out of these, at least 6.3 billion tons have become waste. Only a meagre 9% was recycled, 12% incinerated and 79% […]

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, […]

WEF: Here are 5 of the biggest threats to our oceans, and how we can solve them

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Today, 8th June, 2018 is World Ocean’s Day! The World Economic Forum (WEF) has published an amazing article on the 5 biggest threats to our oceans and what we can do to solve them. Happy Reading! Oceans cover 70% of the earth’s surface. Image: The Ocean Agency/ XL Catlin Seaview Survey Oceans cover 70% of the […]

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2018 – BEAT PLASTIC POLLUTION!

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Today, 5th June, 2018 is the World Environment Day with the theme “Beat Plastic Pollution.” A better theme couldn’t have been chosen to address one of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges – Plastic Pollution! Many individuals, groups and organisations are coming together to mark the day, organize and attend events of various kinds. There […]

PLASTIC ALTERNATIVES

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The global plastic problem is a massive problem, but one that has prompted many to try and find a solution. One of such initiatives is The New Plastics Economy, an initiative by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which brings together key players including innovators and manufacturers, to rethink and redesign the future of plastics, starting with packaging. […]