Clean a river in Migingo & stop plastic pollution

by Smart Villages Foundation
Clean a river in Migingo & stop plastic pollution
Clean a river in Migingo & stop plastic pollution
Clean a river in Migingo & stop plastic pollution
Clean a river in Migingo & stop plastic pollution
Clean a river in Migingo & stop plastic pollution
Clean a river in Migingo & stop plastic pollution
Clean a river in Migingo & stop plastic pollution
Clean a river in Migingo & stop plastic pollution
Clean a river in Migingo & stop plastic pollution
Clean a river in Migingo & stop plastic pollution
Clean a river in Migingo & stop plastic pollution
Clean a river in Migingo & stop plastic pollution
Clean a river in Migingo & stop plastic pollution
Clean a river in Migingo & stop plastic pollution
Clean a river in Migingo & stop plastic pollution
Clean a river in Migingo & stop plastic pollution
Clean a river in Migingo & stop plastic pollution
Clean a river in Migingo & stop plastic pollution

Project Report | Mar 11, 2024
Turning Plastic Waste in Building Materials

By Laurie Kent | Development Engineer

Plastic removal from the river in Migingo
Plastic removal from the river in Migingo

We are continuing the fight against plastic pollution in Migingo. 

We've determined a demand for recycled plastic eco-poles in Kenya, so in recent months our partners and we have designed and fabricated a plastic extrusion machine to making high quality fencing poles locally, out of plastic collected from the river.

This complements the existing pavement block making machines, increasing the volume of the plastic wastes we can recycle. We're currently producing 35 fencing poles per day and hope to get up to capacity to produce 70 poles at maximum production capacity.

The plastic fencing poles are desirable in the Kenyan market due to their unique and beneficial features such as durability, ease of installation, sustainability, and non-corrosive nature hence ideal for fencing in salty and harsh environment.

Compared to other alternatives; the fencing poles from plastic wastes is more affordable and termite resistant thereby making it easier to maintain. The target market for the fencing poles include; construction companies in Kenya, Conservancies and ordinary Kenyans. There is considerable market interest for the fencing poles and we intend to start producing them in large scale later this year.

And of course, recycling and repurposing activities like this support the work the community continues to do to remove the wastes, and improve the riverside environment for everyone to enjoy!

Thank you again for your continued support!

Laurie

Fencing Pole Extrusion Machine
Fencing Pole Extrusion Machine
Fencing Poles from Plastic Waste
Fencing Poles from Plastic Waste
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