Kudiwa Waste and Energy Solutions

Transforming plastic waste into affordable construction materials
2019 SEED Africa & South Africa Climate Adaptation Awards; Government of Flanders
Waste Management

Kudiwa Waste and Energy Solutions has an innovative solution for plastic waste. The waste is recycled and combined with other materials such as sand or wood to form construction and refurbishment materials. The products are eco-friendly, affordable and have a longer life expectancy than other alternatives on the market.

The enterprise targets the construction industry. Cheap input prices give the enterprise a comparative advantage over their competitors.

Eco-Inclusive Impacts
Kudiwa Waste and Energy Solutions contribute to a clean and safe environment by recycling plastic waste that would otherwise end up in landfills and oceans.
  • Providing sustainable income to youth and women
  • Improving workplace health and safety for employees
  • Widening participation of youth and women in the local economy
  • Contributing to a clean, safe and healthy environment
  • Recycling plastic waste that would otherwise end up in landfills and oceans
  • Promoting waste reduction through recycling
  • Stimulating economic growth by generating revenue from production and sale of pavers, tiles and boards
  • Offering low-income households a supplementary source of income


Kudiwa Waste and Energy Solutions transform plastic waste, which would otherwise be a hazard to communities, into affordable construction materials. They produce pavers and roofing tiles, promote environmental protection, and provide sustainable livelihoods for youth and women groups.

Environmental Management Agency: ensures compliance with legal frameworks on waste management

Municipality of Chinhoyi: ensures compliance with city by-laws on waste management


Waste Paper Collection Community Based Organisation: supplies plastic waste for production