Lonely battle: Senegal restaurateur fights the plastic tide | AFP

Babacar Thiaw launched an initiative to open Dakar’s first “zero plastic” restaurant when he opened his eyes to the rubbish strewn along the beaches of the Senegalese capital. Today in his 30s, Thiaw studied for a master’s degree in management, but he felt powerless to act as he saw beaches where he played as a child turned into open trash heaps.

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