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Clearing Plastic Waste out of Lake Victoria

February 23, 2024

Despite restrictions introduced on some plastics in Uganda, the material is slowly clogging up Lake Victoria. So a local initiative is working to clean it up by training young divers to retrieve the waste from the water.


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