A man collects plastic bags bound for recycling in Yopougon, a suburb of Abidjan, on September 2, 2013. Following in the footsteps of Rwanda and Mauritania, authorities in the Ivory Coast have decided to ban the production, use and commercialization of plastic bags by the end of this year. (AFP/Getty Images)
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