Inspiring African Stories

A Kenyan woman recycles plastic waste into bricks seven times stronger than concrete

Nzambi Matee is the founder of Gjenge Makers, a social enterprise that recycles and up-cycles waste plastic into construction products. Nzambi Matee is a materials engineer who designed her own machines. Nzambi Matee’s factory produces 1,500 bricks each day, made from a mix of different kinds of plastic.

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