Treaty should help bring plastic menace to an end
About 99 per cent of plastics are produced from fossil fuels, thus exacerbating climate change, biodiversity threat and other environmental and health crises
By Patricia Kombo 1 year ago
Treaty should help bring plastic menace to an end
Addressing plastic crisis in Africa goes beyond mere waste management
Since plastics are not labeled, that makes it hard for people to know what hazardous chemicals are used.
By Patricia Kombo 1 year ago
Addressing plastic crisis in Africa goes beyond mere waste management
Kenya shouldn't import pesticides that are banned in other countries
It is no doubt that double standards in the global trade of highly hazardous pesticides have led to global health and environmental crisis and is a matter that requires urgent attention.
By Patricia Kombo and Fredrick Odhiambo 1 year ago
Kenya shouldn't import pesticides that are banned in other countries
Countries must demand waste limit for persistent organic pollutants
POPs persist for long periods in the environment and can pass from one species to the next through food chains.
By Patricia Kombo 1 year ago
Countries must demand waste limit for persistent organic pollutants
Plastics treaty should focus on growing global health concerns
In March 2022, the UN Assembly made a historic resolution to end plastic pollution and forge an international, legally binding agreement to combat plastic pollution.
By Patricia Kombo 1 year ago
Plastics treaty should focus on growing global health concerns
States must demand global action on toxic plastics
The solution is not simply waste management; it’s about chemical and plastic industries taking responsibility for their plastic products.
By Patricia Kombo 2 years ago
States must demand global action on toxic plastics
Plastic waste is poisoning food and communities across Africa
Lack of clear regulation has led to a toxic circular economy which has continued to cause havoc on the health of many people.
By Patricia Kombo 2 years ago
Plastic waste is poisoning food and communities across Africa
Do away with plastic additives wreaking havoc on our health
Most used plastic items include plates, cups, toys, shampoo bottles, food packaging containers and office equipment.
By Patricia Kombo 2 years ago
Do away with plastic additives wreaking havoc on our health
Let's adopt agro-ecology and do away with harmful pesticides
Although pesticides have increasingly been used to improve crop production, their use has devastating consequences on health and the environment.
By Patricia Kombo 2 years ago
Let's adopt agro-ecology and do away with harmful pesticides
Rid the market of dangerous mercury-laden skin-lightening cosmetics
Majority of consumers are not aware of the dangers of using these cosmetics since in most cases mercury does not appear on the ingredients’ list.
By Patricia Kombo 2 years ago
Rid the market of dangerous mercury-laden skin-lightening cosmetics
Climate action should be the ultimate test for candidates
Leaders who fail to acknowledge climate and protect Mother Nature should be regarded to be against human rights.
By Patricia Kombo 4 years ago
Climate action should be the ultimate test for candidates
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