Plastic Peril: The Silent Killer of Mombasa’s Marine Life

As I walked along the shores of Mombasa’s informal settlement, I couldn’t help but notice the amount of plastic waste scattered all over the place. It was as if the plastic had taken over the beach, suffocating the once pristine sand and threatening the delicate marine life that called these waters their home. This plastic peril is not only an eyesore, but it’s also a silent killer that poses a serious threat to marine life. From sea turtles to dolphins, from

Plastic Pollution: Suffocating Mombasa’s Coastal Waters and Lives

As I walk through the narrow streets of Bangladesh, one of the largest informal settlements in Mombasa, Kenya, I am greeted by the overwhelming stench of rotting waste. Piles of garbage litter the alleys, and plastic waste is the most visible of them all. The once-pristine white sand beaches that Mombasa was once famous for have turned into dumping grounds for plastic waste. Plastic pollution is a plague that is slowly suffocating Mombasa’s coastal waters, killing marine life, and affecting the