A movement to completely eradicate plastic use in Africa is gathering momentum as more countries are adopting policies to help create the world’s first plastic-free continent. The hope is to create a continent and a global system where plastic pollutions no longer pose a threat to marine ecosystems and other natural habitats. African countries such as Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Egypt, Cameroon, Eritrea, Mauritania, Rwanda, and Morocco are already leading the initiative. Others such as Botswana and Ethiopia are following suit in the pursuit of creating a plastic-free continent in Africa. The African initiative is being driven by United Nations Environment and its global partners. The overall campaign is called Beat Plastic Pollution and is working via other smaller initiatives to unite African nations to reduce and remove plastics in all land and water habitats. The campaign presses African governments to formulate policies and regulations to restrict the use of plastics and find better ways to manage plastic waste. In another U.N. Environment campaign called Clean Seas, African countries are signing the pledge to eliminate plastic pollution in their water ecosystems. In June Benin, Cote D’Ivoire and Nigeria all added their names to the Clean Seas campaign which […]


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