Reuse plastic, solve the housing crisis, and create jobs.
That’s what Nzambi Matee, a Kenyan materials engineer is working towards. She’s partnered with manufacturers and waste collectors to capture plastic that would otherwise be headed to the landfill, to turn it into paving bricks, and eventually, building materials for homes.
We talked to Nzambi about how to tap into existing systems to improve how waste is managed, and how to scale beyond your community.
In the second episode of the UN climate action podcast, No Denying It, actor Edward Norton introduces Nzambi Matee, a young Kenyan entrepreneur, who is rethinking how waste is managed and reused, with the aim of building a better society.
Due to the ever-increasing demands of the global economy, the resources of the planet are being used up at an alarming rate and waste and pollution are growing fast. The idea of a more sustainable “circular economy” is gaining traction, but what does this concept mean, and can it help save the planet?