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Meet 'Plastic Man': an environmental activist from Senegal

Words by Abi Scaife

One man is raising awareness about just how badly plastic is affecting our world - in quite a unique way.

Go on then, what’s he doing?

Meet Modou Fall, also known as the ‘Plastic Man’, an environmental activist from Senegal. As for what he’s doing, well, they do say a picture speaks a thousand words...

An image of Modou Fall aka the 'Plastic Man' in his outfit made from plastic waste.

He makes outfits made from plastic waste and, well, shows it off.

Wow, now that’s commitment!

It sure is! Modou, a 49-year-old former soldier and father of three took on his alter-ego Plastic Man on World Environment Day in 2011 and has been travelling around cities in Senegal ever since. 

Amazing - what else?

He has also set up an environmental association named Clean Senegal that raises awareness of waste pollution through education and encourages reuse and recycling.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Climate Action.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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