Upcycles plastic waste into durable, affordable plastic timber for construction
EcoAct Tanzania processes plastic waste into durable, affordable plastic timbers for construction, using environmentally-friendly, industrial chemical-free, energy-efficient processes. It sources the plastic waste from local partners dedicated to reducing plastic pollution as well as from low-income households. Locals benefit from better waste management strategies, a lower dependence on wood, and EcoAct’s “Garbage Medical Insurance” programme, providing medical coverage in exchange for household plastic waste.
EcoAct utilizes its revenue to scale up, generating employment, creating more carbon emissions savings, and enhancing its impact on climate change mitigation. It also reduces the cost of construction, creating savings for low-income households and small and medium-sized enterprises.
Mbezi recycling works with local networks to collect electronic waste and source it to EcoAct for upcycling.
Growth Youth Net reduces plastic pollution on beaches and in oceans. The gathered plastic waste is supplied to EcoAct for extrusion.
The 2018 SEED Low Carbon Awards in Uganda, Colombia, Tanzania, India and Thailand were primarily supported by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU).
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