In its fight against plastic and the protection of wetlands in the DRC, YILNAC network is working to accelerate the sustainable reduction of plastic waste and ensure the depollution of Kivu Lake by creating and supporting cooperatives of young indigenous people collecting and selling plastic waste in Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of CongoPublié le 27/05/2023 - Catégorie: Générale
Our project consists of accelerating the sustainable reduction of plastic waste by creating and supporting 6 cooperatives of young indigenous people for the collection and sale of plastic waste as a model of economic development and sanitation which aims to contribute to the depollution of Kivu Lake and to empowerment of at least 600 vulnerable indigenous youth in the city of Bukavu in DR Congo. To achieve this, YILNAC has started the process of structuring and strengthening the capacities of cooperatives and providing support in all stages of the chain of activities that will lead to the recovery of plastic waste by proposing innovative solutions such as the collection carried out by young people gathered in cooperatives, the centralization of waste, reconditioning using simple and accessible techniques and resale by cooperatives to local and cross-border recycling industries in growing need of plastic supplies for the manufacture of finished products (plastic chairs , pipes, electrical insulation, watering cans, buckets, etc.).
Our project is innovative because it will set up a local, participatory and integrated system for the collection and sale of plastic waste through the creation and support of cooperatives of young indigenous people for the collection and sale of plastic waste, which constitute an advantageous source of supply of recyclable plastic for industries manufacturing finished products (plastic chairs, pipes, electrical insulation, watering cans, buckets, etc.) with a view to ensuring the significant reduction of plastic waste while creating green jobs to improve the means of existence of vulnerable and marginalized indigenous young people from Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
YILNAC Executive Secretary
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