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Plastic bottles and other waste cover a beach after being washed ashore near the port of Abidjan on August 5, 2015 despite efforts by the government to promote a greener economy by banning plastic bags. AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO        (Photo credit should read ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images)
Plastic bottles and other waste cover a beach after being washed ashore near the port of Abidjan on August 5, 2015 despite efforts by the government to promote a greener economy by banning plastic bags. AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO        (Photo credit should read ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images)

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