Senegalese town fights losing battle against trash

Medza remembers the coastline of his native Senegalese town of Bargny as a place where he fished and played as a child before it became a festering rubbish dump.The beach bordering the fishing settlement, about 30 kilometres (18 miles) south of the capital Dakar, is now permanently choked with plastic waste and rotten fish carcasses.Wedged in by a motorway and industrial sites, Bargny typifies Senegal’s jagged economic development — as well as its seemingly endless struggle against pollution and trash.The town borders one of West Africa’s largest cement factories and a power plant, and a mine…

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