Slanted wanted to take a look at the up-and-coming creative scene in Rwanda. But the country also impressed them in other ways: Plastic bags? They are absolutely forbidden there since 2004. Environmental management is being decentralised from the political to the local level, leading to a widespread understanding on how to preserve the environment. On the last Saturday of the month, for example, every citizen is obliged to tidy up the streets. Since this year, no more old clothes from the West may be imported to Rwanda – this could create around 25,000 new jobs and the textile industry is flourishing. To see a developing country implement and carry out such legislations is ground-breaking. It goes to show; anything can be possible if the political will really exists and true efforts are made.
Designer: Julia Kahl
Binding: Softbound book