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National awareness campaign on the sound management and international trade of plastic waste in Chad
The Association “Agir pour le Développement Durable” (2AD) is a non-profit organisation under Chadian law, created in 2017 by a group of Chadian youths, teachers, and students. The main objective was to involve youth, women and men in “sustainable development and environmental protection”.
A brief overview of plastic production in the world in recent decades shows that increasingly more plastic is produced than in previous decades, which constitutes a real danger for living beings (humans, animals, and plants)
In Chad, the situation is a matter of concern. According to the regional media outlet Média Terre, twenty tons of plastic waste are produced annually in the country. This figure, which has undoubtedly increased in recent years, is a true indicator of the increased generation of plastic waste in the country. However, national plastic producers and importers are not yet considering any policy for the reduction of this new source of pollution.
This mini project, developed and conducted by 2AD Chad with the support of the International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN), focused on investigating Chadian policies on the rational management of plastic waste, i.e. the collection and treatment of used plastics in the country, particularly in the city of N’Djamena, the driver of the country’s economy.
This report relates to the Sustainable Development goals 3, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12 and 16.
Special thanks to IPEN's Francophone Africa Regional Coordinator Achille Ngakeng for his important contributions to the development and finalization of the project.