INDUSTRIAL WASTE

WHERE: Kleinburg, Canada

TYPE OF PLASTIC WASTE:

Milk bags
Mats
The milk bags are woven into sleeping mats which are distributed to homeless shelters and refugees
Established after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Angela Kesthely started this initiative that relies solely on volunteers and milk bag donations that are then made into mats.
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Extrupet

Kleinburg, Canada

WHERE: Kleinburg, Canada

The milk bags are woven into sleeping mats which are distributed to homeless shelters and refugees
Milk bags

TYPE OF PLASTIC WASTE:

Mats
Established after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Angela Kesthely started this initiative that relies solely on volunteers and milk bag donations that are then made into mats.
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WHERE: Johannesburg, South Africa

TYPE OF PLASTIC WASTE:

PET Bottles
Chips & Flakes
Extrupet Group (Pty) Ltd was established in 2000, to recycle post-consumer PET bottles around South Africa
Extrupet is Africa's most advanced and largest recycler of PET bottles. They have the capacity to recycle 2.5 million bottles per day. The rPET can then be processed to become food-grade wrapping, strapping or fibre material.

Plastiki Rafiki

WHERE: Nairobi, Kenya

TYPE OF PLASTIC WASTE:

PET/HDPE
Medals, ornaments, decorations
A range of bespoke products designed by ISK students created out of recycled plastic collected within the wider Kenyan community.
Plastiki Rafiki is an NGO based at the International School Kenya (ISK). They use plastic moulding techniques as well as subtractive manufacturing processes to make a range of different ornaments and decorations for the school and the larger community. All of their machines have been made and built by themselves based on templates from the Open Source Plastic Recycling Community.

DuniaDesigns

East African Recycling

Seginus

Licella

WHERE: Sydney, Australia

TYPE OF WASTE:

End of life plastics
Biocrude oil
Licella has build the world’s first commercial-scale hydrothermal upgrading plant that uses waste to make fuel.
Not competing with the recycling industry, but instead using 'end-of-life' plastics and using other waste products that cannot be recycled, Licella uses a Cat-HDR (Catalytic Hydrothermal Reactor) to turn the waste into a biocrude oil. This oil can be refined and used in transportation or can be made back into plastics, thus promoting a circular econoy.

WHERE: Arusha, Tanzania

TYPE OF PLASTIC WASTE:

PET/HDPE
Furniture, decking, infastructure
DuniaDesigns specialise in the recycling of plastic waste to create furniture, buildings, decking and accessories.
https://www.duniadesigns.org/
DuniaDesigns is a sustainable company that uses waste plastic and recycles them to make planks which can be used as decking or buildings (such as changing rooms). They also specialise in indoor and outdoor furniture as well as lifestyle accessories. All offcuts are further repurposed and used in poof stools. They have worked hard to provide many tables and chairs for local schools. DuniaDesigns prides itself on its 4 'E' pillars: Environment, Education, Employment & Enterprise. 

WHERE: Arusha, Tanzania

TYPE OF PLASTIC WASTE:

PET/HDPE
Greenwood, planks
East African Recycling specialises in making planks and other building materials out of recycled plastic.
East African Recycling is one of recycling plants in Arusha with the most advance technology. Buying the plastics from local recyclers, they have specialised in making primarily green wood, so producing planks for decking and houses. They are currently also creating pots and bowls for domestic use. They have ambitious plans in diversifying to make automobile parts out of recycled plastic. 

WHERE: Guayaquil, Ecuador

TYPE OF WASTE:

Tires
Recycled rubber for fields & accessories
Recycling tires and using the tire tax to repurpose and use the recycled rubber in infrastructure and accessories.
Seginus recycles tires in various forms: 8% artisanal, 25% congenerational, 27% granulated, 40% pyrolisis purposes. To date, this translates to 15 soccer fields, 8000 metres squared of rubber and 118,000 shoe soles. They spend a lot of their efforts recycling tires from the Galapagos islands and repurposing them locally to meet their rubber demands