Recycling post-consumer plastic waste into fence posts
Nairobi generates over 2,400 tonnes of waste everyday, 20% of which is plastic. Lack of an organised system of waste management has resulted in crude dumping of the waste leading to heaps of garbage littering streets and open fields. Cleanup is left mostly to rain water. In addition, we currently face massive and rapid deforestation and destruction of our water catchment areas e.g. the Mau forest. A staggering 222,000 acres of the Mau forest has already been destroyed. Demand for timber for construction has soared due to the rapidly growing housing market. EcoPost is a manufacturing business involved in recycling plastic waste into aesthetic, durable and environmentally friendly fencing posts. The opportunity was born out of the fact that there is huge demand for environmentally friendly and sustainable fencing posts and waste plastic is hugely abundant and readily available.
GBS Ltd. is responsible for the general management,GBS Ltd. is responsible for the general management, production and marketing.
Enablis East Africa facilitates capacity building and offers financial support.
Safaricom Foundation provides access to provides access to finance in form of grants.
Benmah Engineering offers know-how on the production process of EcoPostsTM posts.
BiD Network provides entrepreneurial services, mentoring and business consulting.
WWF provides access to finance and market for the posts.
Umoja Youth Group Association supplies raw material for the post-production.
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