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simply. to get the. discomfort the. lead. subscribe to the documentary to. lead. and romance of protection is good for all including the business sector if you want to know why our stay tuned to this special edition of the cooperate i'm now outside me in lagos nigeria welcome to the show and hello from nice to here in kampala
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yes indeed bring business is growing not just in africa but in europe too protecting our planet is necessary to secure our future but it also makes good economic sense here's a quick look at what will be coming up shortly. how old bus trees are being used to make standby generators and we also show you how traditional recipes are driving a morton business. and why it couldn't tourism could be a role model for green business in africa. we begin with a clever idea from ghana this west african country takes in the most he wished for . one month wondering if something productive could be met and it surely was lucky enough to buy cheese and soon enough he's been a business idea was full. of. between
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208000 batteries go into each power tube made by mark. and his team in the batteries are themselves recycled from old laptops with test and every one of them to someone yes to go vote for the good ones or we can get there with her to work with them to. mark what tang's a regular job is a lecturer at the university of energy and natural resources in the invest i'm gonna he set up this was 2 years ago he designs the housing for the battery on his laptop and recently began using a 3 d. printer for the high priest. ition was once competed the power to come to be hooked up to an invite to chad which then sobs as an emergency backup generator to its ham tardis its hour and there were $0.04 per hour for this parcel for
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a circular so this may scare the horses from getting into power a whole house. the power tubes have an operating life of between 2110 years depending on the condition of the batteries then you just replace them with the used batteries. reprice the whole waste by creams and try to give them a 2nd chance of course the person i am wearing was 3 go arounds carps him for. these working circuit and there who are from a system where however most of between there's some of them are scraps and others are. capital accra has a thriving used electronics market but in other cities too such as the and so he any people do a lot of take recycling. mark has found suppliers to views bed trees across the country anthony acco from started repairing electronics goods 13 years ago mostly
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computer as his store has also become an employee of used batteries which he now sells to attain and he still but. to me when i went with what i saw right away that this was a good business opportunity they only scale on time when i'm very clear about what they want that's why we try to hold onto our in the 20 was no one especially me is here and no longer gives them to the scrum to cry not for. 10 power tubes have been sold so far they don't come cheap they can cost between 871500 euros. their customers include to both private individuals and public sector institutions such as this health care center if this power outage they just time on the power tube. we've been using power to for several years now
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in fact it wasn't big enough a tremendous benefits because that's a powerful interest in crimea especially the how to so since we started it it's a given as a more powerful. want to go and that's because thanks. to my sins in his quest to provide viable solutions to power shortages mark i'm aborting all mistakes the environment into consideration by crispier and they would choose to keep them well classwork and that's what we saw respecting them for their good works who bark to put the environment. the power to invent and he steam and need more financing in order to increase production finding old batteries will be no problem here in. time for doing your bit this week in the suburbs of nigeria's capital abuja who just to be precise some women were brought
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together outside go waste last week bans what are they doing with them turning them into beautiful handbags hand-woven and then machine so well guess what they've also turned it into a business earn a living for their good and for the good of the environment. why are these women carrying loons through nigeria's capital abouta. tell used them to recycle the plastic trash that clutters the city on contaminates the soil. the way your organization supposed both environmental protection and female empowerment. they wanted to empower women to be independent how to take care of themselves
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without is dependent on the old ones. cleaned and disinfected plastic bags are cut into strips which are then woven into durable fabric to produce a range of attractive vitamins. the 1st but what he said fits on with things they felt they needed little bats buses so. the idea was carry this thing this is life it's. a piece of old denim is used to embellish this box. the products sell for between one and a half and 4 year olds. the money earned by the women enables them to support their families while also doing their bit for the environment. and how about you. if you are also doing your bit tell us about it. visit
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our website or send us a tweet hash tag doing your bit. we share your story. and what a wonderful idea plastic waste is a cost all around the what here in africa it certainly. in degrading victoria in kenya the millions of people living on victoria's sure cause holiday impacts on the environment is indeed sandra and waste is not the only problem overfishing as left more than 3 quarters of the fish species unique to africa's largest water threat of extinction but new kinds of face helps on the situation. this vision took took is arriving in nairobi with the fish delicacy that was never so freshly available here. it's brought
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a load of the lobby of 400 kilometers from lake victoria. a new type of cooling box in the cargo hold makes it possible. for what we had. used a basket and a basket. from then i would get punished and then again we have to look for are not going to be can be free and i guess i am a macro you are really irrational because you want to get rid of the ladies and if we can reflect. the pressure to lafayette comes from these fish cages in lake victoria. 5 years ago just off the island of them fung gano brother and sister team gilbert and michelle began to farm fish. they were the 1st to implement cage culture here now they're harvesting some 200 tons of fish annually which is
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a point directly on ice. we want to make sure that less species listed as that right now almost 60 percent to 40 to 60 percent of all fish that is quote. lost because it's not so what we're doing is we're creating good coaching for fish and unbroken cold chain stretching all the way from boat to consumer. it's that. this way it's the. lakeview fisheries uses the latest technology. like this transportable cooler made by a finnish startup. it has a cooling mechanism which is patented we're using our technology partners. that keeps the box cool for up to 7 days so we this sense is that able to detect when the box is open and when it's closed and send messages to us and that
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is until the 10th so the bulk of the whole time so at any time we're very aware of the freshness of the fish. that the lobby are hatched and grown in ponds on the island before being transferred to their floating cages. most of the people on m funk are no rely on fishing for their livelihood. during the 1980 s. lake victoria perch exports were booming. sustainability wasn't a widely known concept back then and the lake was pushed clean. michelle and gilbert m.b.o. turn a profit with their farms and want to expand their operation. with support from germany's g.r.i.z. development agency they're building a new sustainably operating refrigerated warehouse to freeze their fish and. the
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sun is very abundant over here so what really makes sense is to be able to power liquid amusing using the sun and so we do have not be affected by the pottage is so quite excited that means you'll be able to bargain with solar and we're not too dependent on known only to electricity. the embryos want to turn their fish farm into africa's biggest and they're hoping to win the people of them by. over to fish farming. the next trip was about a young entrepreneur who established a business where she was still a teenager rafael while on produce is not true also a cameral discovered oh yeah one day here's a recipe handed down from a grandmother but how business model is anything but old fashioned she sells all got to throw darts online and he's already looking for ways to expand her market. oh. every morning rafael in go one goes out to collect leaves from the very known. old beetle if
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blunt commonly known as unduly here in cameroon. beliefs are a basic ingredient in her 100 percent natural cosmetic products received over a file's business idea was planted by her grandmother and is widely used in cameroon in kuiken but the elder generation also uses it to make so. everything began with my maternal grandmother who passed almost. everything. to my mother she was then pasta don't toss. in addition to running her business which she started at the age of 19 the young entrepreneur of the study in management an accountant at university she began the project with technical help from a startup academy. and of course you do what you got once you've collected out class like they believes the next thing we did is was that and then leave them to
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moderate us you don't waste issue after tuesday since the muster race it is done must save the club can be easily steady into the trace a mixture. refined older sister michelle shares her passion for plans and helps out with the. business so how do they know when the soap trace is ready and then you see in the class just a full moon deuce you assume forms on top of the put a white next one a lot of them foams on top because that's when you know it's ready for them oh yeah us to do that but. after being poured into the molds the bottles are left to cure for 3 weeks but if a lot of orders need to be filled refrigeration can help the seller rates to process a bar of the organic soap cost the equivalent of one euro 50. for
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the time being rafael ingo and takes the soap home where she markets and sells the items through an online platform the 2 sisters also deliver their products to some of their clients themselves. today they have an appointment with a regular customer who owns a beauty pollo. in nice. it's very gentle that's why. it's. a filing go and has partnered with the association of ingenious of africa a spot of a scheme to promote sustainable business in cameroon. she and her family hope that before too long they will be able to open a shop and in the long run market their product internationally.
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every flush of a toilet in any of these homes behind me uses an average of 6 liters of water i mean many cases that's water that could be used for drinking or washing up instead it's quite literally going down the drain 2 sisters in the german city of frankfurt thought that was a waste so they decided to develop portable toilets function without chemicals oist single drop of water it's a business model that could be of interest elsewhere in the world like many of africa's big cities. they're loading portable toilets onto trailers for each it's hard work. they're not standard sanitary facilities these are compost or no water try let's novato for short and that's the name of this company that's based in frankfurt germany and the only water needed is for washing your hands. we're preparing for
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a corporate event tomorrow friday night they need 3 wash basins a toilets and 3 year and also. sisters 17 and elizabeth fellows set up novato 8 years ago they're both former i t professionals who are looking for a career change that if. we wanted to do something that involves natural cycles and isn't too monotonous. we decided to give it a go so we built our 1st toilets we took them to music festivals to see if this was what we really wanted to be doing. both the answer turned out to be yes and the company is still going strong. one of their clients is a camp for school students. the whole idea behind the campus to be climate neutral and eco friendly so of course we wanted eco friendly toilets
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meaning ones that don't use water if possible. and these ones don't use any at all and no chemicals either what remains is biomass that's in no way harmful. upset with me. for bigger events and long term rentals the company stops by regularly to maintain the toilets exchanging the containers and cleaning the surfaces the company also sells its toilets to homeowners and somewhat larger models for public spaces to local authorities. the principle is always the same. if you have been doing here we have the container there's a layer of wood shavings in the toilet already well after each use you throw your paper into the toilet. it's also can possible it contains organic material that's come in so that goes in. and then you take some more shavings and throw them in but it is true that it looks clean and that binds the odor so it doesn't smell or
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rather it smells like wood shavings. and that's it. look at you nelly runs a cafe in frankfurt. a compost trial that was the answer to all his problems because the cafe isn't connected to the sewage system he's been renting a toilet for 18 months. we once saw one at a festival in downtown frankfurt and thought that could be really useful under certain conditions interesting approach to waste management it's great and people seem to like it. what they retrieved from the various rental toilets and up in a big container on the company premises which is taking to the composting plant every 2 weeks 17 says this system makes much more sense than flush toilets. the problem with flush toilets is that they use water to transport the waste that's
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a very bad idea the water becomes permanently polluted and the treatment plants can't fully purify it again that's why the. novato still operates on a small scale compost trial that's in other water free alternatives don't get work in dense urban settings 17 thanks and that's very unfortunate. oh morning medical hormones and drug residues end up in our rivers and lakes along with plant nutrients this is that's a problem because resources like phosphates are needed for agriculture. shift even if all that goes into the sewage plants and the residue gets burned it's gone forever. it's expensive to recover phosphates from waste water in sewage treatment plants novato is one of several small companies in germany that manufacture compost try that they might not yet be able to compete with conventional try let's but 17 feds is certain that we won't be able to use drinking
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water to flush toilets forever. and now let's head to the children national park in northern botswana also known as the land of the giants it's home to the largest elephant populations in africa but that's just one reason why it's extremely popular to the taurus that's right and unloads in the park once visit as jobs are the way of life in oz not sure a city was possible that is why it's become something of a pioneer in. the hopes this could be a role model for businesses across africa. that show the river in northern botswana forms the country's natural border with namibia while fishing and agriculture dominate on the namibian side botswana has put its side of the river under protection but it was 50 years ago and might show me botswana's 1st national park early morning is perfect for watching wildlife.
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that might live on the sun beautiful. 70000 jobs in botswana depend on the tourists to visit the country's wildlife reserves but for goby much easy working as a park ranger is much more than just a way to money. their nation together with the i must means everything it means everything to what on earth has told you so close everything is the most important thing we have to level and you must you have to protect the environment and i'm happy to be one of those people that do that in our country. the high pitched whine of an electric motor this game viewer is one of the 1st electric safari vehicles on the african continent and besides he cars show became large also boasts a fleet of silent solar powered boats and besides that it's also managed
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to cut down on 95 percent of its waste and garbage. running it tourism and focusing on it. is going to be paramount your credibility these days are becoming also more responsible and they would like to make sure that if they do go on holiday that they do support sustainable holiday destinations and operators. with $2000000.00 visitors every year botswana's tourist industry ranks 2nd after diamond mining conservationists around the world commend its completion ban on hunting and fierce stance against poaching across africa hunting and the growing human population of forcing wildlife out of their natural habitats many of the most fabled species have been driven to the brink of extinction. conservationist robert sutcliffe who collaborates with the
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chhobi game lodge is worried. even in botswana road construction poses a serious threat to wildlife. one of the main reasons is habitat loss. i don't have elements around a lot of there is being. an. area there for farming and i'm developing like the same cosigning and pushing these animals out of the areas where i have it. in 2012 chhobi river and its national park became the center of the commandos m.d.c. trans from t. a conservation area this is the home of one quarter of the global population of endangered african wild dogs and. it's africa's largest reserve and spans 5 countries. the aim to enable animals to migrate naturally and freely. if it is paid off while giraffe numbers are dwindling in other parts of africa here
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they're still numerous. it is so important that we were to try to conserve this population that this could be as the stronghold for 40. it's lazing see them moving to zimbabwe moving back into boats or. there's no barrier to the new ones which is wonderful to see. but roughly 5 percent of g.d.p. eco tourism is still in its early stages in botswana but the sector is growing fast providing a steadily increasing contribution to the wellbeing of the country and its people. called bridges but when an email is on the environment unprotected and a bit of money can be made on the site that's all for these special edition of offical on green business it's time for me to sign off one else from kampala in uganda. and buy
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a buy from me to here in lagos nigeria i do hope you join us again next week so dan stay well and be sure to write to us on our social media platforms seriously go. to 4 feet.
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