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EcoAct Tanzania is Transforming Waste into Building Materials

Written by Christian Mwijage

We are a social enterprise established to address the challenges of plastic waste pollution, waste management, deforestation and climate change. We recycle plastic waste and transform them into plastic lumber. Plastic lumber is an affordable alternative to timber; this reduces the need for building materials manufactured from wood. Hence helps to preserve forests by lowering deforestation rates and decreasing the effects of climate change by preventing waste burning in the landfills. Plastic lumbers are ideal product for building, fencing and construction purposes.

Our three years strategic plan is to withdraw over 2.5 million kilograms of waste plastics from the environment and use them to manufacture plastic lumber, saving an estimated 250 acres of forest that would have been cut and same time preventing 2,500,000 kg of CO2 emissions (that would have been caused by burning these plastic in landfills) further mitigating climate change.

http://www.ecoact.co.tz/

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Christian Mwijage

I am a social entrepreneur, passionate about environment, recycling and green living with a strong background in project Management, Business and Marketing. I am a founder of EcoAct Tanzania a for‐profit social enterprise that uses an innovative plastic extrusion technology called “ waxy 2 technology” to recycles and transform post consumer waste plastics into plastic lumbers, which is a durable and affordable alternative to timber. I conceived the idea in 2015 with the aim of creating a sustainable solution to the growing urban plastic waste and the increasing deforestation rates of our natural forests and forest reserves around Mount Kilimanjaro.

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