Smart Wood Solution

Manufacturing of Synthetic-Wood for Constructions made from Plastic Waste

Pitch

The world has a plastic waste problem. It is shocking how valuable ressorces are wasted. Our goal is to make use of it and do business and create social and ecological impacts!
Instead of dumping and burning the waste wildly we will buy the plastic from the communities which generates a new income source and fights poverty while the plastic will end up in our factory, recycled and processes to Smart Wood Solution. Smart Wood Solution is a synthetic timber. Such a material is demanded in Kenya and other developing countries as is will help to reduce deforestation and wood shortage. E.g. the market for construction wood in Kenya is worth 3 billion $ but there is already a deficit of 25% of the supply. Due to the increasing population the demand is still increasing while the deforestation already brings challenges. Smart Wood Solution is like wood but is more durable and solves problems for the people and the environment and apart from that it is profitable business case.

Quick facts

  • 2019 Participant
    Year of participation
  • Circular Economy
    Theme
  • Kenya
    Country

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Team

  • Andreas Hellmann-Founder, CEO And Technical Developer; Anne Naliaka, Secretary; Robert Wekesa, Financials And Social Work

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