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Measles outbreak hits Zimbabwe killing more than 24 children

Measles outbreak hits Zimbabwe killing more than 24 children

The Ministry of Health and Child Care is battling a measles outbreak by administering vaccines to children in Manicaland Province, Mutasa District, and the rest of the country’s regions. The government has rolled out a mass vaccination in Mutasa District with an aim to vaccinate all children aged between six months to fifteen years - regardless of their vaccination status. According to the World Health Organisation and UNICEF, the Covid-19 pandemic...

By Nairobi, Kenya
Heinz announces plans to make sustainable paper ketchup bottles

Heinz announces plans to make sustainable paper ketchup bottles

The new paper ketchup bottle forms part of Heinz’s wider initiative to make all of its packaging recyclable, reusable, or compostable by 2025. It’s time to play ‘Genuine or Greenwashing’ again. Come on down! This week’s edition focuses on Heinz, as it’s unveiled plans to develop a recyclable paper bottle made from 100% sustainably sourced wood pulp. Its globally recognisable ketchup bottle will be made in partnership with Pulpex, which produced a...

By London, UK
McDonald’s exits major market for first time with Russia departure

McDonald’s exits major market for first time with Russia departure

Burger chain McDonald’s is to close all its Russian restaurants, marking the first time it has ever exited a major international market. It is another big brand boycotting Putin’s aggression in Ukraine. Russian citizens will no longer be able to order McDonald’s or work at its restaurants after the company announced it will be selling all 850 of its Russian eateries. It comes in response to Putin’s recent military aggression...

By London, UK
What is the COP15 conference and what does it hope to achieve?

What is the COP15 conference and what does it hope to achieve?

Policymakers and climate experts have convened in the Ivory Coast for the 15th session of a UN summit. Sharing the name of annual sustainability conference COP, this meeting focuses specifically on protecting land against infertility and degradation. As you’re reading this, policymakers and climate experts are convening in the economic capital of the Ivory Coast, Abidjan, for day two to discuss global action on land issues. Headed up by the UN,...

By London, UK