WATCH: Gambians use plastic waste to make beautiful artwork

Isatou Ceesay runs a plastic waste recycling project in Gambia creating products such as purses and jewelry.

She was initially working alone on the project but is now working with more that 11 000 people.

Ceesay started making the plastic products as a way to reduce all the waste left behind by people. 

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