What's up this week? India has built more than 34,000 km of roads out of plastic waste and more.

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  • India has built more than 34,000 km of roads out of plastic waste so far. Each km of these cheaper and stronger roads uses the equivalent of 1 million plastic bags.
  • Healthy life expectancy – the years of good health a person can expect – is increasing in virtually all countries, from a global average of 58.5 years old in 2000 to 63.3 years old in 2019.
  • At least 100 major cities worldwide are getting most of their energy from renewables. Like Reykjavik (Iceland) and Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), some of them are even 100% powered by green energy.
  • Algeria has become the last nation to stop selling leaded petrol, a fuel that the UN has described as a “catastrophe for the environment and public health.”

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