OPINION | Earth Day: Informal waste pickers lead fight against Africa’s plastic pollution

Earth Day 2024 is themed on Plastic vs Planet, The African Climate Reality Project reflects on the challenge of plastic pollution on the continent and how informal waste pickers and community-led recycling initiatives are leading solutions.

Our continent is bursting with vibrant ecosystems and biodiversity, yet faces a growing threat: plastic pollution.  

With the theme of Earth Day 2024 being “Planet vs Plastics”, Africa faces an increasing challenge. Plastic pollution is so pervasive on the continent that you will even find its effects on Mount Kilimanjaro. Tanzanian authorities have since introduced a single-use plastic ban across the country, and speaks to the need for more action around single-use plastics.

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