Kenyan scientist builds with bottles to beat plastic pollution

Hope Mwanake, co-founder of Eco Blocks and Tiles poses for a photo at her factory in Gilgil, Kenya on Dec 4, 2019. Thomson Reuters Foundation/Nita Bhalla

GILGIL, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Hope Mwanake understands the plastic pollution crisis facing Kenya better than most. An environmental scientist who ran a waste collection service in Kenya’s central town of Gilgil, she witnessed first hand the mountains of plastic buckets, bottles and jerry cans discarded by residents, hotels, shops and schools. “We were […]

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