Business cases in waste management, paving tiles of low-grade plastic waste | Report (EN, FR)

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L’emploi des jeunes crée des opportunités, ici au Mali

Young people in Mali often lack decent employment opportunities, leading to high levels of unemployment. Funded by the European Union, a consortium of ICCO, WASTE, APEJ, led by SNV, is
implementing the Value Chain Development and Youth Employment in Mali (EJOM) project. The
project takes place in the four regions of Kayes, Koulikoro, Gao and the district of Bamako, all areas
where young Mali people face systemic employment challenges.

WASTE’s interventions in the project focusses on setting up small businesses in solid waste
management and improving existing ones to help them to grow and create employment.
Participants of the EJOM training programs are asked to prepare a business plan. To assist the
development of these business plans, WASTE developed a series of 4 illustrative business cases in
solid waste management to serve as inspiration:

  1. Primary collection of household waste
  2. Primary collection of household waste and sales of recyclables
  3. Grinding of hard plastics to produce flakes
  4. Paving tiles out of low-grade plastics

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