Building the African Circular Economy: Focus on Plastics
This report focuses on how African countries can address the global plastics challenge through collaborative business model and policy approaches.
Ambitions are high to reduce the volumes of plastic waste across Africa and to use circular economy approaches to do this. But which approaches are most relevant in the African context and how can they optimise waste recovery and reduction?
Dalberg, Africa Circular Economy Alliance
Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya
An in-depth report, published in partnership with Dalberg and the Africa Circular Economy Alliance that examines potential regulatory frameworks and business models across three African countries to address plastic production, consumption and disposal and sets out recommendations to implement the highest potential approaches.
Working with a distributed project team, we defined a research framework to assess value chain organization, business model development, regulation and market readiness across three Africa countries: Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya. We carried out a comparative analysis to identify the most cost effective actions that can support the growth of locally-oriented circular business models.