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Growth Africa’s Continental Renewable Energy Wins the Sankalp Africa Awards Grand Prize

Growth Africa’s Continental Renewable Energy which recently graduated from Growth Africa’s Innovation to Impact accelerator programme co-founded by Dr. Oscar Aghan and Torooti Mwirigi has won the Sankalp Africa Awards.

The social enterprise manufactures composite roofing tiles and fencing posts from recycled plastic waste using patented processes emerged as the overall winner of Sankalp Africa Awards 2014.

Entrepreneur who makes building materials from waste

With the high prices of steel, vandalism of metals and rotting of timber, experts in the built environment are coming up with alternative building technologies that are cheap, durable and free from vandalism.

One such expert is Dr. Aghan Oscar, who is recycling waste plastic into building materials and selling them to developers who use them to provide affordable housing.

CONTINENTAL RENEWABLE ENERGY

At Corec Ltd we recycle waste plastic into building material and sell the hardware to developers whose problem is high material cost by providing affordable and durable construction products.

These Eco-friendly building materials[Roofing Tiles, Posts, and Manhole Covers] made from recycled plastics are ideal for roofing, fencing on farms, homes, national parks, forest reserves and commercial places.

 The challenge we are addressing is to reduce the amount of waste in landfills, curb deforestation rates, and vandalism.

Sustainable Business Examples from Around the World – Hong Kong, Kenya, and Canada

As businesses become more and more engaged in sustainability around the world, we are presented with an increasing range of examples of active companies. However, when I speak with students and faculty, they say that they often hear about the same examples from the same international companies over and over again.