DOUALA/YAOUNDE, Cameroon

Groups and entrepreneurs in the Central African nation of Cameroon have developed innovative ways of reducing pollution.

According to the Cameroonian Ministry of Environment and Nature Protection, about 600,000 tons of plastic waste were identified in 2018, a figure that justifies the commitment of actors involved in environmental protection.

Ismael Essome Ebone, an environmental engineer, recently relocated to Douala, Cameroon’s largest city and its commercial capital. Here he continues to develop an activity he started in the resort city of Kribi a few years ago — the transformation of plastic bottles into dugout canoes. He has just added

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