Dechets a l'Or

Dechets a l'Or

Cuthbert A. Onikute '13GSAPP

Waste management, renewable energy, and agriculture

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What is the social or environmental issue being addressed?

According to the World Bank, over 59% of waste in Africa goes uncollected. This number is undoubtedly higher in secondary cities, where there is little to no waste collection or processing. Uncollected waste is abandoned within cities where it clogs waterways, traps water and creates breeding points for mosquitoes that spread malaria and other water borne illnesses.


Dechets a l'Or is a holistic solid waste management solution for rapidly growing secondary cities of West Africa that collects and processes waste to produce fertilizer, supply manufacturers with recyclable plastics, and provide households renewable energy in the form of paper briquettes.

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