Saturday, October 1, 2011

How to clean up trash in Dakar...

The owner of the construction site next to our house told us workers would be cleaning up salvage construction materials and the trash today. We were excited. Until we saw this:

The sight and smell of burning plastic is awful, not to mention what this is doing to the environment and physical health. This is how getting rid of trash is done here.
Hard to believe though, that Africa represents only a small fraction, 3.6%, out of the total carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year, yet 14% of the population of the world lives here.

Guess who's #1?

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