About — Private Cost-Neutral Recycling (Ouagadougou)
Fall 2019 - D-Lab 0
We are Ersa, Kylie, and Alisha and we are working with RAID the African Network of Engineers for Development. Our project is looking at the economic feasibility for recycling system in Burkina Faso, a landlocked country in West Africa, specifically in the capital city of Ouagadougou. Our client is looking to make a free solution for solid waste disposal while also trying to find a source of monetization from collected solid waste by turning it into interlocking bricks and street covers. He hopes to make a functioning waste system in Ouagadougou and eventually all African cities.
Our project is looking to find a cost neutral way to process solid waste in Burkina Faso’s capital city of Ouagadougou and generate revenue from recycled materials created from collected waste. This economic feasibility study will attempt to mitigate the amount of solid waste on the streets, and in doing so improve the health, natural resources, and the economy.