As most African cities are growing at a fast pace, so is their waste. With an annual growth rate of six percent, East Africa has one of the world’s fastest growing population that is exacerbating issues of pollution, environmental degradation and ill health due to poor waste management. To tackle this issue, Athina Kyriakopoulou created a sustainable waste management company in Tanzania.
Athina established her startup, Phenix Recycling, in 2016 with an objective to promote functional and sustainable waste management to businesses and organisations in Tanzania and the rest of East Africa. Her startup bridges a significant gap between businesses struggling with how to responsibly manage their waste and those using waste as a resource.
Full article: Ventures Africa