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Vintz Plastics Ltd.

Kenya, Nairobi City.

360,863 kg

Plastic recovered

Meet Vintz Plastics, an inspiring waste management company in Nairobi, Kenya. It was set up from a passion for sustainable living and waste elimination, with the desire to remove waste from dump sites, rivers, the land and the sea. Vintz provides a closed loop for plastic waste management, recovering plastic and recycling it into new materials. The project employs 200 people, most of them being women that would otherwise have no job prospects. Vitia Halai, the founder of Vintz Plastics says that "empowering women is at the heart of the business and I don't want them ending up somewhere else when they don't have jobs".

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Green Mining

Brazil, São Paulo.

171,618 kg

Plastic recovered

Meet Green Mining, a startup born in the heart of the Brazil, in the city of São Paulo, the most populous city in Latin America. Brazil's recycling rate is lower than 3% and 90% of what is recovered is carried out by an informal workforce without guaranteed labor rights, and in unpleasant working conditions such as landfills.​​ The project makes use of an Intelligent Reverse Logistics technology to efficiently retrieve post-consumption plastic and bring it back to the production cycle.

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Esperanza Global

India, Punjab.

52,025 kg

Plastic recovered

India generates 15 million tons of plastic waste every year but only ¼ is recycled. The Safai Saathis, the waste pickers who collect plastic waste for a living, are mostly women. They play an important role in keeping the environment clean, and projects such as Esperanza ensure their social protection and create opportunities for safe, sustainable, and dignified working conditions. ​​ Founded in 2018, Esperanza is a social enterprise that works with the Safai Saathis to collect waste in the environment and recycle it in their facilities, to later sell the plastic as a raw material. One of the missions of Esperanza is to provide dignified jobs for women, and for this reason, women represent over 60% of their employees.​

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Second Life

Thailand, Krabi.

30,812 kg

Plastic recovered

We’re a social enterprise committed to giving a “Second Life” to plastic waste. By working in partnership with local collectors and recycling initiatives, we believe that companies can be part of the solution to support circular plastic supply chains and generate new sources of incomes for vulnerable communities. Our goal is to cover all island territories in Thailand and Indonesia, with a goal to collect and recycle 50,000,000 kgs per year from these beaches and island communities. To date, we have already collected and recycled 2,000,000 kgs and our network continues to expand.

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Waste less Arugam Bay

Sri Lanka, Ampara.

1,356 kg

Plastic recovered

Poor waste management in Sri Lanka is causing upsetting environmental biodiversity problems. Municipal waste is regularly discarded in open garbage dumps, many of which are located near protected areas and wildlife habitats. Waste is turning dumpsites into death traps for Sri Lankan elephants, which means they are inadvertently eating large amount of plastic and dying from it.​​ Waste less Arugam Bay (WLAB) is a project founded by Lanka Upcycles in 2018, that works with local people of Arugam Bay on the east coast of Sri Lanka, cleaning up jungle areas that are home to Sri Lankan elephants. Using precious plastic machines, the project collects and crushes plastic to send off to the recycling center. Less plastic ends up in the environment, saving the lives of animals, and everyone has cleaner drinking water as a result of less waste leakage.

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Njombe Beyond

Tanzania, United Republic of, Mkoa wa Njombe.

96 kg

Plastic recovered

In Tanzania, most plastic becomes toxic smoke, or it ends up mixed with dust and land. But Njombe Beyond knows that it is possible to give plastic a new opportunity to meet the needs of the community. They are an environmental project that turns plastic waste into valuable objects to be used by the local communities of Njombe. ​​ The project uses simple, local Precious Plastic machines to recycle plastic waste into items of value. These machines can be accessed in an open lab by local entrepreneurs, who can experiment and learn how to recycle themselves, so they can start their own business. ​ ​

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