Green citizen waste recycling

Recycling plastic waste contributes to environmental protection and job creation.


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Bamako, république du Mali
ML Mali


About the project Edit

Plastic waste is invading the fields, rivers, gutters, and streets of Bamako. It favours the development of disease. Efforts made by the government and NGOs to address this issue have thus far proven insufficient. The relevant authorities have created an economic interest group (EIG) for cleaning up litter. Recycling is the only solution. It helps reduce the amount of waste being buried or incinerated.


In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

Recycling as an economic activity: It takes a more comprehensive plan to fight the increase in production of plastic waste. Hence, the concept of creating an economic activity from recycling. It constitutes a means of wealth creation for businesses in this sector. It contributes to the fight against poverty in the urban environment. Some children pick up garbage as a way to generate income for their families, usually children from underprivileged households.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

Recycling creates youth employment opportunities. With a view of making plastic waste profitable, some individuals have become specialized in recycling and transformation. These people have created recycling and transformation centres to create art objects or objects for domestic use such as fans, baskets, horse trailers, pot holders, etc. These centres recruit and train young people in techniques for transforming plastic waste into slabs. The process of recycling plastic waste begins with collection. Waste is sorted and then transported to transformation centres. It is then integrated into a specific processing chain. The finished products created from the recycled materials are then sold to consumers.

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

The development of initiatives to recycle plastic waste helps eliminate environmental pollution.

What was the triggering factor of this project? Edit

Environmental pollution and disease.

What is the business model of this project? Edit

This project helps improve living conditions and increase revenue of underprivileged families.


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