Smart Solutions: Plastic Wastes to Fencing Posts
They says its not waste until its wasted and this entrepreneur made sure she doesnt waste any gold in the trashcans.
Lorna started EcoPost, a plastic recycling company in 2009, using plastic waste from dumpsites and garbage cans across Nairobi to manufacture fencing posts, Years later, she has made over 7,000 fencing posts, 500 new jobs and made more than $ 150,000 in yearly revenues, she saved over 250 acres of forests and 1,000 tonnes of plastic waste has been reduced from Nairobi thanks to her! We hear her business is facing more demand than she can satisfy and she is now thinking of replicating it across
East Africa! Ecopost generates enough revenue to cover its production costs
and overheads , very profitable with zero debt spending about $0.49 to produce
one kilogram and sells them at twice this price on the market!
How it Started… Read More Below and watch her tell her inspiring story
But what to do? ECOPOST.
Using a simple manufacturing technique, injection moulding, Lorna proceeded to convert shredded and melted plastic to eco friendly fencing posts. They became widely sold as fencing posts, sign posts and for building and construction purposes.