Tanzania
Economic transition (sustainable supply-chains,circular economy, employment)
Education - Awareness-raising
Ocean - Coastal areas

PREYO RECYCLING PROJECT

PREYOTZ is a community based organization which dealing with the collection of three types of plastic waste(PET,HDPE and PP), but specifically dirty polyethylene terephthalate (PET) to produce plastic flakes and other eco-friendly products.

An initiative of PLASTIC RECYCLING AND YOUTH EMPOWERMENT GROUP (PREYOTZ).

Overview of the project

Initiative recovers and recycles plastic waste,Provides training for community and employees to build their capacities and ensure high-quality products and services that meet customers/community requirements. As the production of plastic flakes is technology-based .
The use of plastic flakes (PET) as a raw materials and as the end product itself attract special interest,making it easy to market flakes while at the same time being affordable and eco-friendly.
The plastic flakes are produced for multi-purpose use such as in fabrics industries,on making plastic paving bricks for construction purposes. The plastic flakes sold to private recycling companies,organisations and to fabrics companies.

Objective

Awareness-raising campaigns with respect to appropriate waste management,responsible use and handling of plastics and recycling are executed in cooperation with a local NG'O and the city council of Tanzania.

Level of progress

Ongoing research

Project timeline

Projest still in a progress.

Quantitative results

PREYO RECYCLING PROJECT has managed to collect about 6,000 tons of plastic including both PET bottles and PP and 3000 tons of HDPE. They have successfully raised awareness about plastic waste in the restaurant community, and at the bus stands because these are the main sources of plastic littering.These initiatives have received global attention and they have received a Green African Global climatic African ambassador award and the Mohamed Dewji Foundation support. PROJECT has supported about 200 people who are waste pickers through the purchase of plastic waste at a price of TZS 200 per kg.

Qualitative results

The strength of PREYO’s team is the diversity and complementarity of skills available in terms of Vocational Trainings. Some members have the skills to fabricate machines suitable for crushing plastics. Also, the team comprises social innovators capable of attracting strong partnerships in the recycling business. That is attracting people who are in a position to support PREYO’s work in terms of running costs and buying machines. Moreover, networking with other stakeholders, staying open to new ideas and collaboration with the community have boosted PREYO’s innovation capacities and visibility and this has allowed project to produce good and qualitu products accompanying with services.

Financing

Friends ,personal savings and awards.

About the
organisation

PLASTIC RECYCLING AND YOUTH EMPOWERMENT GROUP (PREYOTZ).

website
ABDALAH NYAMBI
Founder and Chief Executive Officer.
abdalanyambi1993@gmail.com
+255 719036419

PREYOTZ is a community based organization which dealing with the collection of three types of plastic waste(PET,HDPE and PP), but specifically dirty polyethylene terephthalate (PET) to produce plastic flakes and other eco-friendly products. The produced plastic flakes are affordable,long-lasting,eco-friendly green quality products and thus offer a promising alternative to and many advantage over virgin plastic resin.

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