Up-cycling plastic waste

Published: 29 April 2021
Last edited: 29 April 2021

The process of upcycling plastic waste to make products of value such as jewellery and sculptures is truly valuable. It requires one to assess the whole plastic value chain to identify the gaps, opportunities and pain points in order to plan accordingly.


Alliance and partnership development
Communication, outreach and awareness building
Education, training and other capacity development activities
Sustainable financing
Sustainable livelihoods
Scale of implementation
Phase of solution

Enabling factors

Hotels and the general tourism sector in Watamu have provided a ready market for such products as well as training of community groups on artistry and connected them to business financing enterprises.

Lessons learned

Create a favourable ecosystem for the products to access markets as well as partnering with financing institutions to enhance capacities of community groups on savings and investment.