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Your airline meal may come served in banana leaf

An average airline passenger leaves behind over three pounds of garbage, according to one estimate. To counter plastic waste generation, a British design firm has refashioned the economy meal tray, replacing plastic with renewable materials such as coffee grounds, banana leaves and coconut wood.

12 Oct 2019 10:58 am
Botswana rhinos risk wipeout as poaching rises

Nine Bostawana rhinos have been poached since April, said the government. The thousands of rhinos that once roamed Africa and Asia have been culled by poaching and habitat loss. Very few are found outside national parks and reserves, where they remain threatened.

9 Oct 2019 5:31 pm
Tougher penalties to protect Sri Lanka elephants after mass deaths

Wildlife and Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said he will impose tougher sanctions on offenders to boost laws enacted three years ago but not yet implemented due to administrative delays.

1 Oct 2019 3:45 pm