Establishing A Value Chain For Plastic Waste
In a Nutshell
We want to establish a value chain in the politically stable Senegal, which will get the plastic waste under control in a sustainable and successful way.
We engage to ensure that plastic waste is recycled and transformed into something valuable to enable the circular economy. The young generation will be enabled by environmental education to use recyclable material.
What is it for
"Aventurin Waste" will establish as "Social Business" in the politically stable Senegal a new value chain for plastic waste. The company is acting based on sustainable principles (economic, environmental, social).
Senegal produced in 2018 about 190.000 tons of plastic waste - without importing from other countries. At the same time there’s no sufficient waste management for the citizens. As a consequence this plastic waste is either being recycled classically by private companies in limited quantity (8.000 tons in 2018, i.e. < 5%) or to the biggest part wildly “disposed”, because the people do not have a real alternative.
We will operate successfully a first facility, which transforms plastic waste into an asphalt additive (which enhances the performance of roads) to enable the circular economy. Substituting exploitation of natural resources. The produced material will be sold and thus revenue generated. This revenue will be used to cover the cost of the facility like acquisition, operation, staff, infrastructure, ..., so that the company pays for itself.
We will pay waste collectors a fair price for the plastic waste. We will offer all employees of Aventurin Waste a fair workplace - also and especially women.
We work with other market players in partnership, who e.g. will classicaly recycle or dispose waste, be it plastic, paper or organic with the purpose of getting the waste in Senegal under control.
We support from our surplus also environmental education for dealing with waste. In this we especially focus on children in order to positively influence already the next generation while learning their habits. Learning instead of unlearning.
WhY CAN it work
The plastic waste is transformed into an asphalt additive, which works similar to additives produced out of virgin oil. The new material can be sold on the market. Through this Aventurin Waste is in the position to pay the people working in the company as well as the plastic waste collectors.
We work together with the company EcoPals from Berlin, Germany, who pilot this in European countries. We will start operating in the first step a small facility in Senegal. We will optimize operation along the conditions of Senegal.
With the experiences which Achim made around developing new products and successfully bringing them to market during his professional life at SAP, there's plenty of management experience available including the methodology knowledge for successfully establishing the company and product in the Senegal.
Let's work together
We want to talk to you and bundle our forces, so that we can solve more of the challenges together. Let us bring our ideas together and achieve more as a team.
Supporters and Partner-in-Crime reach out to us!
Other companies and market players, who also process plastic waste, be it into new plastic products or also other innovative approaches:
The raw material will not be scarce. There's plenty of plastic waste in Senegal (numbers from 2018: about 190.000 tons per year and growing) of which only a fraction (about 8.000 tons) are being recycled.
The resulting product of Aventurin Waste is not in competition with e.g. plastic recycling products.
We're interested in your experiences!
Companies worldwide, who are aware of their social responsibility and want to contribute.
Support us financially or through specific knowledge, which can be contributed by "time budgets" of your employees.
Let us market the idea together and by this foster the economic sustainability.
Government of Senegal / European Community / Germany
Let us create fair and sustainable workplaces together, which give people a perspective and allow them to earn a living for their families. These workplaces do not need to be continuously financed.
Lets jointly advance environment and address a core problem of our time. With this we also show other countries and regions ways to a solution.
Let us improve the wealth in the country and by this perspective for people.
Companies of tourist industry (hotels, ...)
We increase attractiveness of the Senegal for tourist.
Team up with us for a Senegal with less plastic waste. This is beneficial for everybody!