On August 28th, the government effected a ban on the use, manufacture and import of plastic bags. Following Kigali's lead, a new generation of conscientious environmentalists aim to clean up our growing trash problem. How are shopkeepers adjusting to the strict rules? How are hawkers benefiting? Does it make things harder for shoppers? Let's talk to them and find out.
I am the president of the student association at Africa Nazrene University, and a leader in the Young Diplomats Association. I enjoy meeting young people in other countries to compare our work, our problems, and hear what ideas they are cooking up.
They say that necessity is the mother of invention, but I think necessity and observation are the parents together. Without carefully observing, we are apt to try the same thing again and again-- maybe faster or with more money. But when we really stop to observe and consider, then something new is born.