A new Namibian book on the explosive growth of informal settlements in Namibia warns that unless serious efforts and a shift in strategies are
urgently undertaken to provide affordable urban homes, more than 500 000 shacks will exist by 2030 that will house around two million people.
The NCE started a plastics campaign last year, to raise awareness about the growing risk of plastic in our environment , locally, nationally and globally. We are not alone in calling for action on plastics. We are part of a growing global community. The Guardian Weekly has featured this issue on the cover page and carries a number of additions articles in this edition - please see attached. This article provides more depth on the implications for human health.