Mapping the integrated supply chain for plastics in Africa

Published on: 17/03/2021

The African continent currently leads the world in the mismanagement of municipal solid waste, with 93% of waste not being effectively collected or disposed. Limited collection and recycling capacity combined with rapidly changing and diverse markets create barriers to capitalizing on opportunities to create jobs, promote economic activities and reduce import dependencies. This is particularly evident in the management of plastic waste throughout the Sub-Saharan African region.

This report maps the current plastic supply chain in a selection of Sub-Saharan African cities in order to identify current capabilities and challenges and to establish a business case and road map for transitioning to a circular economy of plastics

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