Tag: pollution

Rwanda plastic bag ban: How this would benefit the glass industry?

Rwanda’s bid to beat plastic pollution saw the country ban plastic bags in 2008. 10 years on, the government initiated campaigns against use of single use plastic which might be followed by a ban. How would this benefit the glass industry? For more CNBC Africa is joinedby Hemant Jeendger, Managing Director of v-plus glass industries Ltd.

Here’s how smartphones are hurting the environment

Nearly five billion people worldwide will use a smartphone by 2020.

Op-Ed: Why the Lamu coal plant doesn’t make sense. Kenya has better energy options

Kenyans pay high prices for electricity up to USD$0.19/kWh for residential customers compared to about US$0.10 in South Africa which is a barrier to the country’s sustainable economic development. The country is also expecting a steep rise...

S.Africa’s Sasol to apply for delay to 2020 air pollution deadline

South African petrochemicals group Sasol will apply to postpone a 2020 deadline for meeting stricter air pollution laws, the company said on Wednesday.

Op-Ed: Growth is dying as the silver bullet for success. Why this may be good thing

The idea that the economic “pie” can grow indefinitely is alluring. It means everybody can have a share without limiting anybody’s greed. Rampant inequality thus becomes socially acceptable because we hope the...

Nigeria declares pollution in Port Harcourt an emergency

Residents staged a protest in Port Harcourt, waving their hands in the air to show the soot stains from touching cars.

U.S. charges Volkswagen executive with fraud over emissions scandal

The arrest and court appearance come as VW nears a $3 billion plus - and potentially $4 billion - settlement.