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Senegal boost plastic management with new technology recycling plant

By Faridat Salifu

The Republic of Senegal has taken a leap in the battle against plastic pollution with the recent launch of a cutting-edge recycling facility in Dakar, the nation‘s capital.

Senegal’s Minister of Urban Planning, Local Authorities, and Regional Development, Moussa Balla Fofana, said the “Plastic Odyssey Factories” are set to revolutionize plastic waste management in the country.

He said over 200,000 tons of plastic produced annually in Senegal but only a fraction is recycled, leaving the rest to harm marine life and ecosystems.

The initiative, known as “Sunu Plastic Odyssey,” envisions recovering 3,000 tons of plastic waste by 2026 through a bespoke recycling plant designed by the Plastic Odyssey association.

Meanwhile, a non- governmental ( NGO), Hailing from Marseille, France, advocates for global awareness around marine biodiversity protection and the detrimental effects of plastic.

The NGO noted that effective waste management on land is key to preventing ocean pollution. It emphasizes , the importance of recycling in the 30 most impacted coastal countries.

Alongside combating marine pollution, the new recycling facility in Senegal will generate 200 employment opportunities and provide training to 1,000 young individuals on sustainable plastic waste management practices.


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