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Monday, October 7, 2013

Repurposing Trash Along California-Mexico Border

Visitors to Los Sauces park in Tijuana can rest on benches made of trash harvested from the Tijuana River watershed. (Jill Replogle/Fronteras Desk)

Visitors to Los Sauces park in Tijuana can rest on benches made of trash harvested from the Tijuana River watershed. (Jill Replogle/Fronteras Desk)

Conservationists along the California-Mexico border are turning trash into park benches and other construction materials.

It’s part of a binational program to clean up garbage before the rainy season and involve local communities.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Jill Replogle of Fronteras Desk reports.

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