Based on an approach to financing that is catalytic and has the potential to leverage additional financing, early investments have been identified for initial programmes:


3R (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle)

Strengthening the plastic value chain in Mozambique

98% of waste in Mozambique remains untreated. The collection infrastructure is weak and this undermines the viability of the recycling industry. At the same time, the government of Mozambique has adopted an EPR regulation on packaging material and introduced an environmental tax.  This tax may be offset if manufacturers and importers can demonstrate they are collecting and recycling packaging material that has been put in the market. There is therefore a growing interest to start looking at efficient collection and take-back systems. Water Unite is partnering with a Mozambique based recycling company, 3R (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle), in the port city of Beira. Our grant will enable 3R to assess whether a decentralised network of secondary collection points can be part of the solution. In view of the recent devastation of Beira by Cyclone Idai, we will liaise with 3R and its partners to see what can be done to further support the massive clean-up required as the water recedes.


Gjenge Makers

Recycling plastic waste into construction materials


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Plastics for Change

Fair Trade recycled plastic


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The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

Mobilizing blended finance for water security

Cape Town, South Africa

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