Climate love

Timothy Ndegwa

14 w

Gjenge Enterprises

Climate love

Making advantage of plastic pollution to make strong Pavement Bricks

Nairobi produces 500 tons of plastic garbage daily. Most of it winds up in landfills or waterways and roadsides nationwide. Nzambi Matee, a 29-year-old materials engineer, experimented with ways to use this garbage to fight the flood. Gjenge Makers, a startup, recycles bags, containers, and other plastic into bricks for patios, pavements, and other construction projects.
Gjenge pavers are inexpensive and durable, unlike plastic bricks. They melt at 350°C and are stronger than concrete. Matee and her colleagues tested several plastic-sand combinations and created the technology to process them over three years.
Gjenge Makers now produce 1,500 pavers daily. The company lowers prices by directly sourcing raw plastic from factories and recyclers, often for free. Schools and homeowners, especially those in Nairobi's slums, can afford it.



Gjenge Makers

https://www.gjenge.co.ke/




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  • Tabitha Kimani

    14 w

    This is an innovation that should be scaled up and embraced in all countries as a solution to plastics pollution.

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    • Daniel Waweru

      14 w

      Amazing, This is so encouraging.

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      • We Don't Have Time

        14 w

        Dear Timothy Ndegwa Thank you for getting your climate love to level 2! We have reached out to Gjenge Enterprises and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Adam We Don't Have Time

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        • Tabitha Kimani

          14 w

          Awesome. This is really encouraging.

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          • Kamau WA Githinji

            14 w

            recycling is the way to go, this is amazing

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            • Annett Michuki..

              14 w

              Great job in Recycling and reducing the landfills

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              • Johannes Luiga

                14 w

                Very encouraging and great to hear! Go 🇰🇪 go Kenya!!

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                • Peter Kamau

                  14 w

                  Always impressed by the ingenuity that Matee has got that not only seeks to make good use of waste plastics but has also created green jobs.I'm lucky to have seen these pavers being fixed at a certain complex.

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                  • Mary Mwaura

                    14 w

                    Innovation riding in technology. This is a great one to make change

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                    • Peter Karanga

                      14 w

                      Impressive idea 💡

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                      • Sarah Chabane

                        14 w

                        Good circular initiative 👏

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