The first plastic credits project in Africa

The Deekali Plastic Recovery project aims to critically reduce plastic waste by introducing a system for waste collection from households, streets, public places, uncontrolled dumps, landfills and marine ecosystems, and dumpsites. The entire system provides job opportunities, women empowerment and eliminates plastic waste from coastal and landfill areas.

Plastic Credits from Collecting and Repurposing Plastic Waste in 50 West African Cities

Project Details

LocationWest Africa
Project Life7 crediting years
Plastic Collected & Recycled8,347 tones
Emission reductions19,713 tCO2 per recycled plastic

A plastic credit is a tradable certificate that
represents one metric ton of plastic waste that has been recycled or collected from the environment. Credits are generated by projects that physically recover plastic waste. Typically, in developing countries where solid waste management infrastructure is lacking.

These plastic credits are bought by companies that want to offset the plastic impact that they generate from the plastic waste leaking into the environment. Companies can use the plastic credit as part of their plastic footprint reduction and mitigation strategy.

The credit income is used to upscale and improve plastic waste collection and recycling activities. Validating a social impact creates a higher value of plastic credits.

Plastic waste is removed from the environment and repurposed into 100% recycled tables, chairs, school desks, stools, etc. Moreover, the plastic credits generated from this project allow companies that use, manufacture and package with plastic to be a part of the solution in getting plastic waste out of the environment and repurposing it.

This project supports the private sector activities of the collection and recycling of waste that is desperately needed in Senegal.

Plastic Credits provide dignified jobs for plastic waste collectors with no formal education but are visionaries and are able to initiate collection activities.

Plastic Credits allow the private sector to be part of the solution of getting the plastic waste out of the environment (plastic leakage) and repurposing it in countries that struggle to manage their plastic waste. And moreover, provides for desperately needed support for the private sector activities that directly address the plastic waste crisis in least developed countries like Senegal.

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