Seychelles beaches have been ranked the first in Africa in the latest report issued by the Ocean Health Index (OHI) in the latest global assessment of ocean health.

Globally the island nation came out 33rd amongst 220 countries and territories.

Morocco and Egypt were ranked second and third…

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The war against plastics got a major boost on Friday after a hotelier promised to reduce use plastic water bottles.

 

PrideInn Hotel said all its eight hotels in Mombasa and Nairobi will reduce plastic water bottle from March 1.

“The bold commitment is our drive to do our…

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Companies that produce tons of plastic or that supply the raw materials that make plastics have banded together in an eyebrow-raising alliance. The goal of this alliance: advance solutions that eliminate plastic waste in the environment, especially the oceans.

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW), which consists…

Read more: Global Companies To End Plastic Pollution, Wage War On Plastic Waste

Seventeen beach hotels at the Coast have banned the use of plastic bottles and straws in their establishments as the war on pollution gains momentum.


A woman drinking with a plastic straw. Plastic pollutants drift into the ocean, strangling turtles, suffocating seabirds and filling the stomachs of dolphins…

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Joyce Msuya, acting executive director of the UN Environment, said that the innovation demonstrated that African countries can take the lead in environmental conservation.


Zanzibar Expedition: The Flipflopi Dhow was built with waste plastic and will sail 500kms from Kenya to Stone Town, Zanzibar to raise awareness about…

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As the Flipflopi glided towards Jomo Kenyatta Public Beach in Mombasa this week, scores of people gathered on the sand, craning their necks to catch a glimpse of the flamboyant dhow made from recycled plastic that has become an African icon for a new plastic revolution.

Government officials,…

Read more: Flipflopi dhow wins hearts and inspires plastic heroes as it sails along Kenyan coast