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Coco Beach Waste Management Center


Coco beach waste management center (Ocean trash to treasure)

Coco beach waste management centre serves as an information point through art installations that reflect the human impact of waste. Coco beach waste management centre are started in 2018 as a centre to host World Clean-up Day in collaboration with Nipe Fagio, Femina Hip and with the support of the Swedish embassy.

Coco beach waste management centre goal is to empower vulnerable youth to access alternative livelihoods and generate an income through recycling. Africraft NGO provides training to youth on crafts making, entrepreneurship and up-cycling trash with the trash they collect from the ocean. Most young people around this area face different social problems. With limited skill and education, it is difficult to earn a livelihood and in turn, some face no other option but prostitution, drug abuse and illness.

Yearly, up to 12.7 million tonnes of plastic enters our oceans. It escapes from landfill sites, floats down our drains, ends up in rivers and makes its way into our oceans. A lot of plastic waste is invisible to the naked eye, it collects in ocean gyres, where marine life feeds. It’s not only the single-use plastic, such as plastic bottles and straws you use but the microbeads in your cosmetics, the fibres in your clothing and in your teabags. As only 1% of this plastic floats, everything else sinks to the floor polluting the most remote places on earth. At the rate we’re still using plastic, the problem is set to increase tenfold. The impact this has on the ecosystem, marine life and humans are potentially irreversible. 

SourcesSASOcean CrusadersEarth Day
Objectives of Coco Beach Waste Management Center

How will this centre help?
– Young people will obtain knowledge on waste management and keeping the Ocean clean
– Regular beach cleanups will keep the site clean and safe.
– Recycling of trash into useful craft items will be done at this centre

Target group:
the youth of Dar es Salaam (with focus on school classes)

Centre Activities

Coco Beach centre Activities:
– Teaching school classes and youth in general on waste management and keeping the ocean clean
– Cleaning regularly the Coco Beach from trash
– Separating the trash in respective boxes
– Teaching the youth on transforming ocean trash into crafts by recycling
– Promoting Ocean cleanups to interested partners
– Documenting the project activities in the social media

Our Environment

Trash Blindness

Poor waste managment effects

Every year, about 8 million tons of plastic waste escapes into the oceans from coastal nations. That’s the equivalent of setting five garbage bags full of trash on every foot of coastline around the world. Plastics often contain additives making them stronger, more flexible, and durable. But many of these additives can extend the life of products if they become litter, with some estimates ranging to at least 400 years to break down.

BY LAURA PARKER, National Geographics JUNE 7, 2019

Our Ocean

What are we addressing? The Indian Ocean in Tanzania is massively polluted with trash originating from human beings. Poor waste management and disposal have an adverse effect on our environment.

Social Projects

Ocean Pollution

Beach Cleanups

Coco Beach Waste Management Center

AfriCraft Social Projects activities can only be carried out in the future without your support and donations. As a nonprofit organization (NGO), we have committed ourselves to use all funds and donations only for the realization of our statutory goals. We do not strive to maximize profits, but rather to maximize community engagement and youth empowerment, environmental protection and nature conservation, especially for sustainable development.

For further information please write to us via email at social.projects@africraft.de or the address below.

AfriCraft NGO
P.O BOX 105882,
21 Guinea Rd Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
+255 (0) 759 785 223
social.projects@africraft.de

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