Kampala generates over 350,000 tonnes of solid waste every year but only half of it is collected. But now the city's unemployed are turning this environmental hazard into a job opportunity.
Indonesia is the world's second biggest marine plastic waste contributor after China, according to the Indonesian government. One entrepreneur believes growing seaweed might help resolve the Southeast Asian nation's problem.
Young Egypt entrepreneur Alaa Kamal says his portal Bekia, where waste is traded for commodities and foodstuff, can help end the country's waste woes.
A fuel crisis in Gaza has left the Strip without enough power to treat its sewage.
Under a private underwater initiative, scuba divers have gathered off the coast of Lebanon to pick up trash and debris as the country has been struggling with its waste for years.
Young people in Douala city are trying to turn garbage into cooking fuel safe for the environment, aiming to overcome one of Cameroon's biggest problems.
Experts say a third of the food produced globally goes to waste. The EU aims to change its contribution to that by halving food waste in Europe.
EU member states waste an estimated 88 tonnes of food annually. European lawmakers are voting on a policy for the next 15 years that aims to cut back the waste.
Most of the e-waste produced by developed countries ends up in sub-Saharan African nations, or in poor Asian and Latin American countries, which are themselves struggling to manage their own e-waste.
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