Plastic bricks used to build classrooms in Cote d'Ivoire
The UN International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and a Colombian company are converting plastic waste collected from around Abidjan in Cote d'Ivoire into modular plastic bricks for building schools. As in many African countries, education has been a pressing need in the country. Many children still do not have enough quality learning spaces and the country needs 15,000 classrooms to meet the needs of those children. The project is expected to recycle up to 9,600 tonnes of plastic waste a year and provide a steady source of income to those involved.