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07/08/2023 News

EIB consultants arrive in The Gambia to begin a pre-feasibility study for the Greater Banjul Area Integrated Waste Management Project.

COPIP’s work in The Gambia, in relation to our ongoing project mission, was recently featured in the local news.

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24/07/2023 News

The importance of the sustainable management of municipal solid waste in Africa

The African continent plays a vital role in climate change mitigation and adaptation. This year, Kenya will host the African Climate Action Summit (4–6 September), bringing together key industry players and leaders to chart how to achieve the key goals of the Paris Agreement and build momentum ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference, COP 28, in Dubai (November–December 2023).

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15/08/2022 News

DRC: Plastic recycler Ok Plast receives government support

After having won the confidence of the officials of the province of Kinshasa, it is the turn of the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to show its confidence towards Ok Plast. The interest for the work of this company specialized in the recycling of plastic waste was concretized recently by the signature […]

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15/08/2022 News

AFRICA: The Clean Oceans initiative will fund twice as many projects as expected?

The funds of the Clean Oceans initiative, which finances projects aiming at reducing plastic waste in waterways, have been multiplied by two. They go from 2 to 4 billion euros by 2025.This was decided by the members of this initiative, who met at the “One Ocean Summit” from 8 to 11 February 2022 in Brest […]

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25/07/2022 News

TANZANIA: Eight companies join forces to manage plastic waste

By Benoit-Ivan Wansi – Published on July 6 2022 / Modified on July 6 2022 In Tanzania, eight brewing companies are joining forces to form the Polyethylene Terephthalate Recycle Company (PETCO). The initiative will collect and recycle 12.5 million tons of plastic waste in the East African country. Tanzania produces 14,800 tons of waste per day, 48% of which is […]

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25/07/2022 News

BENIN: Waste collection billing to come into effect in January 2023.

By Benoit-Ivan Wansi – Published on July 8 2022 / Modified on July 8 2022 Initially scheduled for April 2022, the billing of waste collection services will come into effect in January 2023 in the councils of Cotonou, Sèmè-Podji, Porto-Novo, Ouidah and Abomey-Calavi. The measure taken by the Société de gestion des déchets et de la salubrité du Grand Nokoué […]

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03/11/2021 News

Towards-Zero-Waste Model Town Tanga City.

Location: Tanzania, Tanga City Council, (TCC). Client: Tanga City Council (TCC) What is the challenge:   The city of Tanga is located on the coast of the Indian Ocean, bordering Kenya. Major exports from the port of Tanga include sisal, coffee, tea, and cotton. Tanga is also an important railroad terminus, connecting much of the northern […]

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27/10/2021 News

Transform Freetown Solid Waste Management and Sanitation Project.

Location: Sierra Leone, Greater Freetown. Client: Freetown City Council (FCC). What is the challenge:  Freetown is the economic and financial centre of Sierra Leone and is the economic hub of the country.  The country’s largest corporations locate their headquarters’ home offices in Freetown as well as the majority of international companies. The city’s economy revolves […]

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27/09/2021 News

Integrated Solid Waste Management Project – CVTD Libreville

Location: Gabon, Greater Libreville Client: High Commission for the Environment and the Living Environment What is the challenge: Libreville is the political and administrative capital of Gabon, the country’s largest city in terms of population. The estimated population of Libreville is 703,940 as at 2013, representing the most populous city in Gabon and accounting for […]

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