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‘Plastic Man’ in Senegal is on a mission against trash

DAKAR, Senegal —  On a beach in Senegal with so much plastic trash that much of the sand is covered, one man is trying to raise awareness about the dangers of plastics — by wearing many of the bags, cups and other junk that might just as soon be part of trash piles. Environmental activist Modou …


Candy makers grapple with Halloween plastic waste

Halloween treats have a tricky problem: plastic packaging that’s difficult to recycle. As America loaded up on an estimated 600 million pounds of candy for Halloween, a handful of companies tried to make it easier to recycle all those wrappers. But they acknowledge that their efforts only make a small dent and say more fundamental …