Money Moves September 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm

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Farida Dawkins September 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm

September 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm | Money Moves

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Plastic bottles into boats

A non-for-profit based in Cameroon founded a new initiative last year to take empty water bottles and turn them into floating canoes.

The organization named Madiba & Nature aims to revolutionize the use of plastic and to enable Cameroonians to contemplate how they consume and dispose of plastics.

Essome Ismael is credited as being the innovator of the plastic boats.

On the Madiba & Nature website, it reads, “we want to help change people’s attitudes and bad habits on the management of plastic waste that degrades sensitive ecosystems.”

The organization has also ventured into being green and formulating a waste management system in Douala, Cameroon.


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