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Edward Norton Introduces Nzambi Matee

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.