In the second episode of the UN climate action podcast, No Denying It, actor Edward Norton introduces Nzambi Matee, a young Kenyan entrepreneur, who is rethinking how waste is managed and reused, with the aim of building a better society.
Ms. Matee’s company, Gjenge Makers, produces sustainable low-cost construction materials made of recycled plastic waste and sand. She has partnered with different manufacturers of plastics bottle tops and seals in the beverage and pharmaceutical industries in Kenya to collect offcuts and scraps.
In this episode, Ms. Matee, a recipient of the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Young Champion of the Earth for Africa award, talks about how to tap into existing systems to improve waste management, and how to export these ideas to other nations facing these issues. More