Making roads from waste – Genius!


Nzambi Matee from Kenya, is a forward-thinking materials engineer and head of Gjenge Makers, which produces sustainable low-cost construction materials made of recycled plastic waste and sand.

Nzambi Matee’s innovation in the construction sector highlights the economic and environmental opportunities when we move from a linear economy, where products, once used, are discarded, to a circular one, where products and materials continue in the system for as long as possible.

I know that my local waste disposal company no longer recycles glass, how long before it’s uneconomic to reuse plastics? This type of thinking is the way forward.