On June 9th, the Association of Environmental Journalists (AEJ), in conjunction with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) held a ‘Green Walk’ with the theme of ‘Beating Plastic Pollution’. This walk took place in Lilongwe, Malawi and was aimed at raising awareness of the growing plight of plastic pollution in the country. Youth, politicians, journalists, and community advocates all took part in the event and repeated the mantra: “Reduce, Reuse, Refuse”!
Never Ending Food sent our Manager, Peter Kaniye, and one of our interns, Kondwani M’dale, to set up a display of recycled plastic items made by a group in one of our local villages. This group makes mats, hats, shoes, cell phone covers, and bags from recycled plastic bags.
Kondwani gave a speech to the group about the importance of reusing plastics and the income which can be generated when waste is creatively turned into a resource. Permaculture aims at achieving ‘zero waste’, so this anti-plastic event fit right into Never Ending Food‘s mission to make a greener, cleaner, and healthier Malawi.
A big thank you to all those who attended and supported this event. It is definitely a step in the right direction!