Plastic waste containing plates, straws, stirrers, balloons and sticks for balloons, food containers, cups for beverages, beverage containers, packets and wrappers, wet wipes and sanitary items contributes 5% of the waste deposited at the Nduba landfill every day. As Rwanda reaches middle-income country status by 2035, the amount of plastic waste produced in Kigali is expected to increase from

Rwanda has currently 7 plastic recycling companies with limited capacity. An estimated 2-3% of plastic waste is recycled in Rwanda. Most recycling companies collect plastic waste from Nduba landfill where currently all waste types are unsorted.

Source: GGGI Rwanda Estimates Based on Population Growth Rate, Per Capita Waste Generation, and Waste Composition Profiles of Low and Middle-Income Countries

The sorting is done manually after disposal of mixed waste at the landfill. This affects the quality of the raw materials because. The web portal would encourage the separation and sorting of plastic waste by valorizing plastic as a material for recycling.

The web portal features an updated market price for different types of plastic and would provide analytics and analysis regarding the current opportunities and gaps. For example, the portal enables an analysis of gaps in the market, providing valuable information and insights for entrepreneurs and start-ups based on available plastic waste quantities and their location.

The circular economy website was created to facilitate those who have plastic waste to connect with collection points and recycling companies. The platform aims to link producers of waste with start-ups, companies, and other key actors in the plastic waste value chain in Rwanda.