The Deekali Plastic Recovery West Africa: Recycling, Reuse and Community Action project in Senegal is the first project in Africa to be registered with Verra’s Plastic Program. The project was developed by Africa Carbon & Commodities and illustrates how the finance from Plastic Credits can help scale plastic waste management in a Least Developed Country while supporting local communities.
From 2016 to 2022, the project collected 3,171 tonnes of plastic waste and recycled 4,296 tonnes of plastic waste. Trained collectors and women’s groups collect plastic waste from landfills, public areas, beaches and households, and local recyclers process the collected plastic into recycled material to manufacture various products (e.g., new chairs, buckets, and bins).
Read more about the project in the Deekali Plastic Recovery West Africa project case study below.