AFRICAS LARGEST CITY STRUGGLES TO KEEP UP WITH ITS WASTE PROBLEM

IN LAGOS, FOR ALL THE HORRORS INVOLVING WASTE MANAGEMENT, TRASH IS STILL SEEN AS AN ENORMOUS ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.

IN LAGOS, TRASH IS BOTH A CURSE AND A TREASURED COMMODITY.

A new industry Around the world, in the 1990s and early 2000s, recycling became an increasingly profitable business.
Africa, the fastest-urbanizing continent, is full of cities struggling to balance their extraordinary growth with sustainable waste management.
Across the city, local entrepreneurs and international businesses have opened sorting and recycling plants that export plastics, metals and paper to China and India.

LAGOS, Nigeria — As this port city grew, its slums expanding across the muddy coastline, its skyline rising in glass and metal, residents ran into a problem plaguing all of the world’s great metropolises: What should...

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