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Less Trash, More Schools — One Plastic Brick at a Time

By Anemona Hartocollis, The New York Times,

Photographs Yagazie Emezi

The recycling economy is helping Ivory Coast overcome a building shortage and create jobs. The Fighting Women, a community organization in Abidjan, collect plastic waste to resell to manufacturers. In partnership with UNICEF, the Columbian company, Conceptos Plásticos purchases plastic waste from the Women and recycles it into bricks, which are used to construct classrooms.

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