Waste-to-Value – tapping the market for recycle plastic in Kenya

Kenya

The challenges related to plastic waste are expected to grow exponentially, exacerbating environmental pollution and climate change. The Waste-to-Value project contributes to tackling this challenge whilst improving livelihoods for men, women and youth in Kwale, Mombasa, Kilifi and Lamu counties on the coast of Kenya. Building on strong experience in commercial plastic value chains in Kenya, the project will create income opportunities in plastic collection and decent jobs in sorting and processing (including opportunities for women and youth – SDG 8). The commercial objective is to turn plastic waste, otherwise discarded in the natural environment, into a valuable commodity. The project will contribute to developing an effective value chain for recycled plastic by connecting collectors, sorters and processing to appropriated and high-end innovative plastic recycling expertise, technology and facilitate access to market on the Kenyan coast. 

Administrative Partner WWF - Verdensnaturfonden
Key Commercial Partner Plastix A/S
Other Partners Jil Plastics, Kwale Plastics Plus Collectors
Country Kenya
Sector Circular economy
Open / Closed Open
Duration 01/01/2020 - 31/12/2024