Finance ready plan: Eco-briquette factory, benefitting the community and environment

Environmental Engineering Company Limited (EECO), Tanzania

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John Nshunju – an environmental engineer living in Lushoto, Tanga, Tanzania – is the founder and managing director of ECCO Ltd, an eco-briquette company. Offering an alternative fuel for cooking, eco-briquettes play a crucial role in forest conservation, reducing deforestation for this purpose. Furthermore the organisation offers valuable employment in the local community.

The production process uses waste materials from industry – such as wattle extraction companies, sawmills, as well as carbonic solid waste from commercial activities – reducing waste in numerous industries and making the product even more environmentally friendly. Read more

Sector: Utilities
Finance needed: US$10,000 – $50,000

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