Kinshasa, June 15th, 2021 (CPA) – The Deputy Prime Minister (VPM) in charge of Environment and Sustainable Development, Eve Bazaïba Masudi, visited on Monday in Kinshasa the Clean Plast factory, specializing in the collection, the treatment and recycling of various plastic waste.
This visit is part of the sanitation component of its sector which also includes the forest component. DRC’s environmental leader said he was convinced by the work done by this factory, admitting that much remains to be done, given that this company is a private initiative. She will only be satisfied when the government of the Republic gets involved in supporting these kinds of private initiatives, she said. This involves advocating for the alleviation of certain constraints related to the acquisition of materials, exemption facilities, she said.
On site, VPM Eve Bazaïba and the team that accompanied her visited the different compartments of this factory where plastic waste collected across the city is recycled into other everyday products. This is where the number one in environment notes the importance of this industry to its sector. “These are non-biodegradable materials that are very harmful to the health of the population and to the soil. They completely degrade the soil. But with this plant, there is the possibility to process and recycle everything. At the same time, we have the possibility of cleaning up the environment and of having other by-products from recycling ”, explained the VPM Bazaïba before affirming that this plant constitutes a large part of the solution in the industry. sanitation, given that the latter is already on the ground.
Clean Plast manufactures everyday products such as chairs, buckets, cans and bottles from these recycled materials.
Clean plast is a plastic waste collection, treatment and recycling company with seventeen years of experience in this field and three years of existence in Kinshasa, processing an average of 80,000 tons of waste per year. It aims to treat and recycle 200,000 by 2023, concluded the CEO of this company, Alexander Bamanisa.