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CSUN's Mintesnot G. Woldeamanuel: As plastic water bottles clog Addis Ababa’s open drainage lines, flooding is looming

Some twenty years ago, seeing a person holding a plastic bottled water on the street and even a guest bringing a case of two dozen of bottled water to your home were not the scene in the city’s social landscape. Bottled water was served in few restaurants, hotels and some recreational places. Soft drinks were sold with reusable glass bottles. Fast forward in 2019, those glass-bottled soft drinks are available only in few places. They are being replaced by those ‘non-returnable’ plastic bottles. Well, soft drinks are the least of the city’s problem for now. The plastic bottled waters are!

https://www.thereporterethiopia.com/article/plastic-water-bottles-clog-addis-ababas-open-drainage-lines-flooding-looming

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