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Corporate Giants Promised to Clean Up Their Plastic Mess—They Haven’t

West Africa is on the front line of the global conflict over plastic waste. Here, plastic saves lives, by allowing the sale of clean, safe drinking water. It also destroys them.

Plastic pollution is a dangerous in countries with little formal waste collection. It piles up, choking drainage so it exacerbates floods and fires. After a deadly flood in 2015 in Ghana, there were calls to ban certain types of plastic.