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Congolese city turns its plastic problem into profit

Reuters writes on a Congolese city that is turning plastic into profit.

The C3 Take
  • Bukavu, a city in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is converting plastic pollution into building materials.
  • FDA Group, a Congolese company, is collecting the plastic waste that once clogged the city’s hydropower plant and turning it into pavers for driveways.
  • This solution is reducing pollution in Bukavu’s rivers, reducing power outages, and building up the city’s infrastructure.

“In Bukavu, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the thousands of plastic bottles thrown into the Ruzizi River routinely clog the hydropower station’s turbines, shutting it down for months at a time and plunging the city into darkness.”

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