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Alliance to End Plastic Waste Partners with ASASE Foundation

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The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (the Alliance) today announced a partnership with the ASASE Foundation to support women entrepreneurs working to reduce plastic litter in the community. The initiative called Closing the Loop uses a circular economy model to enable local communities to benefit from discarded plastic waste by collecting, reprocessing and reselling it.

Closing the Loop kicks off the Alliance’s support for projects based in Africa. It was first launched by ASASE in 2018 to provide seed money to equip a plastic waste reprocessing plant and offer technical and business management training to women entrepreneurs to run the recycling plant for profit. In the first twelve months, the project created eight jobs within the community and diverted 35 (metric) tons of plastic from waste. By partnering with the Alliance, the capacity of the reprocessing plant will increase to divert 2,000 (metric) tons of plastic waste per year and create even more jobs.

“A key pillar of ending plastic waste in the environment is the sustainable impact it will bring to the well-being of local communities. Our partnership with ASASE is especially meaningful because Closing the Loop is the right step towards a circular economy model. It directly benefits those living in areas which don’t have access to plastic waste collection and sorting systems. This initiative is a simple but scalable action, supporting the inspiring women of Ghana who are building communities towards a path to end plastic waste in the environment,” said Jacob Duer, President and CEO, Alliance to End Plastic Waste.

“What we value most in our partnership with the Alliance to End Plastic Waste is the access to the expertise in waste management, which we can leverage now in our project, effectively multiplying the impact of the funding provided by the Alliance to our project,” comments Dana Mosora, ASASE Foundation Founder and Managing Director.

The partnership has also opened the possibility to bring in expertise from academic partner, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, in areas of developing new end market applications and concepting a new financing system for the management of plastic waste in Ghana.

The recycling plant processes a range of plastic waste from water sachets (LDPE) to shampoo and detergent bottles (HDPE) and large cooking oil containers (HDPE), converting it into regrinds. The regrinds are then sold to recyclers to make items such as pavement blocks, sheets for construction and basins and liners, most of which goes back into the community.

About:

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste is a not-for-profit organization bringing together industry, government, communities, and civil society in the fight to end plastic waste.

ASASE Foundation enables Ghanaian women entrepreneurs to play a key role in cashing-in on the plastic waste trash of Accra for the benefit of their own communities.

Contact information

Lianne Mason
+65 91002437
Lianne.mason@endplasticwaste.org

Cassandra Cheong
+65 9827 2056
Cassandra.cheong@endplasticwaste.org

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