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Turning plastic waste into economic benefit

2021 Available in English

The local community in Kinshasa creates paving stones from waste material. Photo: Flot Mundala/Tearfund

The local community in Kinshasa creates paving stones from waste material. Photo: Flot Mundala/Tearfund

This report provides a one-year review of a three-year Tearfund project in the Kinshasa commune of Kalamu, one of the most densely populated communes of the city.

Working through local partner Église du Christ au Congo (ECC), the project aims to:

  • remove plastic waste from the streets and waterways of Kinshasa
  • transform it into marketable goods
  • promote improved waste management in the city

Tearfund’s work in DRC

Tearfund has been working in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since 1989 through local partners and national church networks and has had its own operational presence in eastern DRC since 2002.

Our vision is to build a just and inclusive society in which everyone reaches their full potential and enjoys their God-given human rights.

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