From the wastebin to the catwalk
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How the Hipsters of Nature are encouraging Accra's youth to recycle

Like many cities, Ghana's capital Accra struggles to deal with the huge amount of waste that it generates every day.

Discarded plastics are a particular problem - drains clogged by plastic bags overflowed last year and caused a massive flood in which many people were killed.

But one group of young local residents is determined to show how plastics can be recycled and not thrown into the gutter.

BBC News joined the "Hipsters of nature" as they prepared for a unique fashion show.

Video journalist: Christian Parkinson

  • 11 Feb 2016
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