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Zanzibar Scraps and Environment Association

Zanzibar Scraps and Environment Association

Zanzibar, Tanzania

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Establishment of first small scale plastic recycling factory in Zanzibar on early 2010, this is one of greater success of the organization. The recycling factory for plastic and glass was formed by the organization member based on personal funds. This factory contributes a lot in solid waste management and provides employment opportunity to the local community. Currently about 20 tones/month of plastic are processed and transported to Dar es salaam and Kenya. This output makes a total of 235 tones of plastic waste which are collected and recycled from Zanzibar since the establishment of the factory. And approximately 760 tones are exported to Dar es salaam since the association formed.


Training of local women and men of Matemwe village on solid waste management, these training courses cover the following aspects: Identification of different type of plastic materials based on international recycling key, storage and packaging and hygiene and health precautions major during the solid waste management activities.


May 30, 2011
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Comments (5)

yamaj_1@yahoo.com (Zanzibar-Tanzania) said:
If your organization is regesterd as national organization shall be act in every were in district of Zanzibar, becouse a lot of solid waste material are seen and is very big problem.
Thank you for estabishing the small scale plastic recycling project in Zanzibar
May 31, 2011 (edited October 5, 2011)
David Katusabe (COBIHESA, DSM) said:
Hongereni sana ! Tunaweza kushirikiana katika mafunzo, ubadilishanaji habari na taarifa nk.
February 25, 2012
Ahsante tukopamoja
February 27, 2012
Myriam Velia (South Africa) said:
It is a pity that so few know about this project in Zanzibar. This is a very important project and I wish (more?) hotels knew about it. At the moment, they don't and a great number of plastic bottles are found everywhere on the island.
November 5, 2012
(Anonymous) said:
we try to communicate with other Hotels so that we can cover large part of Zanzibar but as you knew we need to have regular transport of waste plastic to our recycling center
November 6, 2012

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