As waste rises, so does recycling

An interesting article by the New York Times on plastic waste in Senegal. According to the article plastic waste is exploding in Senegal, as in many countries, as populations and incomes grow and with them, demand for packaged, mass-produced products.

They note that this has given rise to a growing industry built around recycling plastic waste, by businesses and citizens alike. From Chinese traders to furniture makers and avant-garde fashion designers, many in Senegal make use of the constant stream of plastic waste. (New York Times, 2022)

Evenpar Fund will be investing in projects that focus on waste recycling technologies in Africa.

Find the full article here.

Models poses in front of strips of recycled plastic from Sosenap factory in December as part of Dakar Fashion Week.
Models poses in front of strips of recycled plastic from Sosenap factory in December as part of Dakar Fashion Week.
Photograph by Finbarr O’Reilly.

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