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Students Turn Trash Into Furniture to Upgrade College Campus

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Students in Senegal are turning their once bare campus into an area with 400 recycled tables and benches made from 900 car tires and 60 tons of garbage.

Senegal produces an estimated 2 million tons of waste each year. Watch the Vocativ video above to find out how the French NGO, 3000 Ecomen, is helping recycle Senegal's trash.

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