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Beyond the shadow of a doubt, plastic pollution has been an existential quandary for many African countries who hitherto continue to grapple with the calamitous effects birthed by this grave environmental quagmire.

The case of plastics has been largely contributing to global warming on a continent that has already been rendered vulnerable to the detrimental effects of the global climate change crisis, despite its low emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) which stand at a paltry 4 per cent.

Africa’s water bodies have borne the brunt of the plastics predicament, from rivers, lakes, seas and oceans; so much so that lengthy discussions regarding this stumbling block ensued at the recently concluded COP26 Summit in Glasgow and feasible solutions debated upon, chief among them being the availability of blue bonds to assist developing countries tackle the issue head-on.

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