In 2020, the global production of plastic was estimated at 367 million metric tons compared to only 50 million metric tons in 1976. This is an increase of over 700% in 40 years. Data shows that in Kenya, the demand for consumer plastic grows at an average of 10-20% annually.

This story looks at the pollution problem created by plastic and the consequent effect on climate change while identifying possible solutions through recycling and policy implementation.

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