Eco-Interviews

Better Musasia at a past event in Nairobi. Photo JamesWakibia/WethankMedia

To end plastic pollution, United Nations Environment Assembly endorsed a resolution that will forge a global plastics treaty by 2024

Interview with Betterman Musasia, a sustainable public sanitation advocate and the Founder and Patron of Clean Up Kenya Organization based in Nairobi, Kenya.   Who is Betterman Musasia? I’m a sustainable public sanitation advocate based in Nairobi, the Founder and Patron of Clean Up Kenya and previously, the organization’s Chief Executive Officer. Established in 2015, Clean Up …

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Davina Ngei in Mwanza, Tanzania during The FlipFlopi Lake Victoria Expedition, photo courtesy

We cannot recycle our way out of plastic pollution mess

Interview with Davina Ngei, Communications Volunteer, The FlipFlopi Project   Who is Davina Ngei? Haha…that’s a loaded question. I’m a Kenyan and an East African, concerned with the state of my country and my region. Over the last few years, I’ve grown an interest in pollution — the what, why, and how of it. Most …

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Cameron Smith, Founder of Unwaste.io

Volume of plastic waste produced in Africa annualy is growing exponentially

Interview with Cameron Smith, Founder of Unwaste.io, UK based social enterprise.   Tell me little bit about yourself. I was born and brought up in Scotland, UK. As a young child, the UK was going through a public services “crisis”, so littering and vandalism were widespread. Since then, attitudes to litter, and waste management systems, …

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Nelly Gesare

So much consumption brought by convenience brings a waste management crisis

Interview with Nelly Gesare SDGs activist and Founder Green Thing, a sustainable products company in Nairobi, Kenya   Green Thing Sounds cool, what’s the inspiration behind it? Green Thing should have been a TV programme showcasing different conservation efforts in kenya, that was the plan. It was a supposed to be a platform to tell …

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Ms Phyllis Omido, Environmental Activist

Environmental injustice made me an Activist

Interview with Phyllis Omido, Winner Goldman Environmental Prize and Time’s 100 most influential person 2021.   How has environmental injustice affected you? It made me an activist, without environmental Injustice I would be an average woman working and supporting her family. I have watched the effects of environmental injustice on the right to life, health …

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Microplastic pollution in Lake Victoria

Interview with Mr. Bahati Mayoma, Tanzanian researcher specializing in Aquatic Ecology and Pollution Management. During the Flipflopi Lake Victoria Expedition in March 2021, Mr. Bahati was investigating the extent of micro plastic pollution in the lake. Bahati Mayoma holding a Van Dorn microplastic water sampler in Lake Victoria, March 2021 How widespread is micro plastic pollution? Microplastic …

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Karly West, founder of Mamatoto Cloth Diapers, photo courtesy

Most people say disposable diapers are convenient but at what cost

People born in the 90’s and before, had their bums wrapped with nappies when they were babies, just a few used disposable diapers. You’d see the nappies hanging on the clothesline to dry, today many parents use disposable diapers, when soiled, they throw them away. Most people say disposable diapers are convenient but at what …

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A deaf women community in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, is using sign language to fight plastic pollution as they create jobs from their paper bags enterprise

Ethiopian deaf women using sign language to fight plastic pollution

I had a chat with Mimi Legesse, co-founder Teki Paper Bags based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. What was the inspiration behind Teki? It’s simple! We were looking for a solution to empower deaf women and create jobs. Plastic pollution is a serious environmental problem in many countries. How serious is the plastic pollution problem in …

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How UK’s Polymateria is thinking differently about plastic pollution

  According to a study by the World Economic Forum, by 2050 our oceans will contain more plastic than fish, that’s worrying! There is increased global uproar to find a solution to this menace. Polymateria, a British Materials company is developing a plastic product that can naturally degrade in a process they call #Biotransformation. My …

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