Nkiruka Chidia Maduekwe


It may have been overlooked in some circles, with much of the plastic waste attention being paid to global initiatives and hot spot regions, but the East African Community, an intergovernmental organization created in 1999 and comprised of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan, with approximately 175 million residents, has already recognized what other regions have been slow to embrace: environmental protection, including the current plastics crisis, is too big for countries to…