Globally plastics are used in the production of a wide variety of items. However, its increased use over time has generated concerns particularly with regards to toxicity associated with plastic use and the negative environmental impact emanating from the plastic waste disposal (Bashir 2013). In 2017, the Journal of Environmental Science and Technology estimated that 88-95% of plastic polluting our oceans comes from just 10 rivers; 8 in South-East Asia and 2 in Africa. Today, A myriad of negative impacts arise from this; hence, much work needs to be done in this area as a large population of ocean and land life face great risk of elimination, perhaps extinction. There is much work to be done to tackle these challenges as most developing economies lack a basic understanding of the dangers of plastic pollution, and the importance of recycling.
Our work has witnessed the improvement and provision of safe drinking water to rural communities in Africa. Since a majority of these communities lack a voice, we serve not only as a voice but as a medium through which safe potable water reaches a significant part of the marginalized population. Our partnerships in this area are geared towards providing sustainable solutions to challenge of safe, potable water in African communities.
More so, we aim to create massive awareness on the dangers of plastic pollution and the benefits of recycling as we advance towards actualizing a world without plastics. Additionally, capital cities serve as emerging epicenters for large-scale campaigns aimed at eradicating plastic (UNEP 2018), our foundation seeks to take advantage of this opportunity by engaging in partnerships geared towards achieving plastic-free oceans across the continent in line with the 2030 United Nations SDGs.