Recycle Africa enlists UN help to turn "trash to treasure"

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UN Agencies collect ocean trash, including plastics and flip-flops at a beach clean-up in Malindi, Kenya. Photo: UNIC Nairobi

To mark the UN Ocean Conference, one African recycling company, has been raising awareness of marine , together with UN agencies on the Kenyan coast this week.

Sam Ngaruiya, is Chief Executive of the recycling company, Regeneration Africa, and he's been down at the beach in the coastal town of Watamu, talking to Newton Kanhema of the UN Information Centre based in Nairobi.

Unfurling a banner reading "From Trash to Treasure" the team also marked World Environment Day, and removed waste and other debris from the beach for recycling by Regeneration Africa.

As the wind howled around, Sam explained to Newton that his company pays for the plastic rubbish, and turn it into useable products, creating a win-win for the environment.

Duration: 2'09"

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