Disrupt Africa announces further partners for open-sourcing of Egyptian startup ecosystem report

Startup-focused news and research company Disrupt Africa has announced VC firm Global Ventures and startup accelerator AUC V-Lab have joined Egypt’s Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) as partners for the open-sourcing of the “Egyptian Startup Ecosystem Report 2021”. Since launching its research arm in 2016, Disrupt Africa has builtContinue Reading

South Africa to import plastic waste ‘to meet the nee...

Recyclers walk among their recycled plastic collection, Pretoria, South Africa, on 27 May 2020. (Photo: EPA-EFE / KIM LUDBROOK) South Africa recycles only 14% of its plastic waste – yet the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment is opening up applications for plastic waste import, all in the nameContinue Reading

a graphic explaining how the circular economy works

Ghana currently only has waste recovery and recycling rates of 12% and 10% respectively. Effective deployment of policies to stimulate domestic demand for recycled plastics and increase recovery and recycling rates is important. Domestic interventions, such as the training of border officials to distinguish between different types of plastic wasteContinue Reading

South Africa leading the African circular plastics industry

Peter von Bechen, pixelio.de Population growth rates are over 2% per year and the consequent increase in consumption of plastic packaging makes this the largest fraction of waste after organic, which brings more urgency to the waste management challenges. Most of Africa’s population has no access to kerbside collection norContinue Reading