A young Kenyan woman recycles plastic to make bricks 5 times stronger than concrete!

Nzambi Matee recycles plastic to make bricks. Photo credit: United Nations Environment Program.

It is no longer a secret that plastic is eating away at our planet. It has become an important issue in the fight against pollution. In France, we see this plastic everywhere: on the roadsides, in our rivers and, of course, in our oceans.

In Africa, where waste sorting has yet to become a standard, it is a veritable tide of plastic that residents must face. In Kenya, a young entrepreneur has decided to act for her country and against plastic! In Nairobi, his hometown and the country’s capital, he recycles plastic to make bricks. Presentation.

Nzambi Matee is 29 years old and he is the director of the company Gjenge Makers. His innovative company has captured the attention of the United Nations environmental program. In other words, if this young woman is avant-garde for this country drowned by plastic pollution.

She collects plastic for free

Specifically, although 500 tons of plastics are found every day in nature, Nzambi recovers them for free to make bricks. Residents can bring you their plastic waste for free. This is not the case with other processing companies that accept plastic for a fee. This is also one of the causes of the enormous pollution of the African continent.

Nzambi Matee recycles plastic to make bricks. Photo credit: Gjenge Makers

The young entrepreneur has designed three machines that transform plastic into building bricks 5 times stronger than concrete. Nzambi not only transforms kilos of plastic every day, takes out 1,500 bricks every day, but mostly employs around 100 people full time. The bricks are sold at around € 6 per m².

Nzambi Matee recycles plastic to make bricks. Photo credit: United Nations Environment Program.

This magnificent initiative highly deserves the 2020 United Nations Young Champions of the Earth award … 20 tons of plastics no longer roam nature thanks to it, and we still expect thousands of tons to be turned into bricks!