Teenagers in Nigeria make costumes from trash to combat pollution
Teenage climate activists in Nigeria's largest city have invented a way to recycle rubbish, turning it into clothes for the "trashoon show" and glamorous outfits.
Chinedu Mugbo, founder of the Green Fingers Wildlife Initiative, a conservation group that works with activists, said the exhibition aimed to raise awareness of the problem of environmental pollution.
Lagos is one of Africa's most populous cities with a population of more than 15 million and produces at least 12,000 metric tons of waste per day, authorities say.
In collaboration with activists and young exhibitors, Green Fingers for Life says it is recycling as much plastic as possible in one community after another.
The initiative organizes waste clean-ups in communities, in sewage canals and beaches, and the plastic waste is then used to make fabrics for the fashion show.
Published on 21-November-2023 Source: Associated Press Story from RT on https://ar.rt.com/u7rm