| ||Senegal's capital Dakar is affected by waste. For many countries, waste management is a major problem. Stocking, destroying and recycling waste are the solutions that are used most frequently. In Mbeubeuss, 1 300 tons of waste arrives every day. This is a treasure-trove for the thousands of " recuperators ", men and women whose job is to recover as much plastic and metal as they can. This difficult and tiring task is not held in high social esteem even though it allows people to earn a decent living. There are also risks such as exposure to heavy metal such as zinc and lead and pathogenic bacteria like salmonella. The Mbeubeuss dumpsite will eventually be turned into a biogas valorisation power station. This is the result of cooperation between the Senegalese and Canadian governments.
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