• Sainey Darboe, Editor-in-chief

A week long training on plastic waste recycling ends in Gunjur

A week long training on plastic waste recycling and management has ended in the sprawling coastal settlement of Gunjur, The Gambia.

The training saw 30 participants trained on recycling techniques and waste management mechanisms was conducted through the partnership of WasteAid, TARUD, Women’s Initiative Gambia and funded by UKAid. 

The training programme ran from 19-26 January. Course participants were taught how to fight plastic pollution and how to make useful products such as roof and paving tiles from recycled plastic materials to help control pollution, prevent climate change emissions,

and protecting the health of their communities. 

Zoe Lenkiewicz of WasteAid who was at the training in Gunjur revealed that the conclusion of training of 30 participants means than more than 100 people are now part of the movement to stop plastic pollution and create sustainable livelihoods through innovative plastic recycling techniques at the community level. 

The roof and paving tiles produced from plastic materials are then sold in the community providing employment opportunities for the local community. 

Interested in buying roofing and paving tiles from recycled plastic? Order directly from: gunjurplastics.com


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