Edgar Edmund Tarimo was aged just 15 when he decided to do something about the mountain of plastic waste that was a blight on the landscape of his native Arusha, Tanzania. In Stockholm this week to receive the Children's Climate Award, the 17-year-old entrepreneur tells Radio Sweden about his innovative recycling business.
I pay more than a hundred people to collect the plastic bags in the street, and I turn them into sustainable building materials.
The Children's Climate Prize was first awarded in 2016 by the Swedish renewable energy company, Telge Energi, to increase global engagement in climate issues among the young generation following the Paris agreement.
The six finalists for the prize include two sisters from the Indonesian island of Bali, who tell Radio Sweden about their campaign to rid their home of plastic bags, Bye Bye Plastic bags.