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Cooperaxion - Liberia

Plastic Recycling Project

Contract: 2018.16
Resource Efficiency

Plastic Recycling Project

Project Type:

Pilot Project

Technology:

Resource Efficiency

Country:

Liberia

Project State:

Ongoing

Project Start:

October 2018

End of Project:

Planned 2021

Partner:

Foundation Cooperaxion, Bern, www.cooperaxion.org , Marianne Naeff

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Swiss Contribution

The Foundation Cooperaxion is mandator and supervisor of the plastic recycling section of the Liberian company Green Cities. Some Swiss experts are involved who provide support in technical and strategical questions of waste recycling.

Description

The “Plastic Recycling Project” contributes to a relevant and sustainable waste management in Liberia in cooperation with the local population of Monrovia. Due to the lack of drinking water access, a lot of water bags are used, which generates a big amount of plastic waste. The Liberian partner, Green Cities, has made it its duty to recycle and reuse this waste and other plastics profitably in the densely populated communities; thus creating a new market for waste products. At the same time, jobs are created for young adults as well as income opportunities for the community inhabitants collecting the waste. Activities within the project focus on mechanization of the recycling chain, on raising awareness in reduction, reuse and recycling, as well as on making the social business of Green Cities financially self-sustaining.