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Zanzibar Scraps and Environment Association

Zanzibar Scraps and Environment Association

Zanzibar, Tanzania

The association started its work by collecting the plastics scrapes and exporting to Dar es salaam from early 2008 later on 2010 the association established the first locally owned small scale plastic recycling factory at Mombasa Kwamchina Industrial Area Zanzibar. The factory stating with collection and grinding, washing, separating and drying post consumer clear PET and HDPE bottles. The PET plastic is reclaimed from postconsumer soft drink bottles and returned to the manufacturing process for use in carpet, bottles and strapping. The second product is HDPE this type plastic is reclaimed from post-consumer oil gallons and water containers and returned to the manufacturing process for use in bottles, shopping bags and containers. All these material are currently sold as raw materials and not final products in pallets form.

As the association grows, the process will be expanded to include other form of Thermoplastics recyclable materials including Low Density Poly Ethylene (LDPE), Poly Vinyal Choloride (PVC), Polypropylene (PP) and Polystyrene (PS). In addition, an extrusion process will be added to produce higher margin plastic pellets.