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Circular Business Platform Lagos: Final Report

This project aims to support Lagos in its transition to a Circular Economy (CE) through establishing a Circular Business Platform for Lagos (CBPL), facilitating cooperation, coordination and networking between businesses, government, knowledge institutions and civil society organizations involved in the circular economy. The CBPL is designed to have an agenda-setting role for...

Increasing Circularity in Africa’s Plastics Sector

Global environmental degradation resulting from human activity is one of the most urgent issues facing this generation. The challenge of managing plastic waste puts the extent of this reality into sharp focus. Plastic is a highly versatile material with many applications: it is lightweight, water-resistance and makes transportation of goods easier while providing safe access to food produces. However, plastic production has increased 200 fold between 1950- 2015 from 2 million tons to 381 million tonnes, which translates to 2/3 of the mass of the world's population.1 What's more is that the majority of the world's plastic waste, approximately 86%, ends up in landfills, is incinerated or is leaked into...