Value addition on Plastic waste and mitigation of environment pollution of plastic waste.
TIRDO in collaboration with UNIDO had set up a plastic recycling plant with the aim of demonstrating the plastic recycling process as well as training SME’s on the recycling technology. More than 300 people were trained through this program.
Among the SME’s that were trained, some established their own min plastic recycling factories /plants and employed others. Through this project plastic wastes have become a valuable raw material for the recycling plants and hence plastic wastes have been reduced significantly.
The main achievement of the project is the spill over where by it has created employment for the SME’s, the people hired in factories, the waste collectors and the waste distributors.
Energy Audit in Industries
For the past 28 years the centre has carried out over 60 energy and environmental management activities to industries and commercial centres in the Tanzania. The centre has also carried out successful implementation of the energy conservation opportunities (ECO) to some of these industries. The energy audits were sponsored by Tanzania Investment Bank (TIB), UNDP/UNIDO. The world Bank/ESMAP, Ministry of Energy and Minerals and individual industries who saw the need for energy efficiency. The following are the major activities done.