One Young World is a global forum for young leaders. Its LEAD2030 initiative aims to drive progress among young leaders in delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Mondi committed to invest $50,000 in the youth-led Kenyan ‘Eco Blocks & Tiles’ project, which recycles plastic waste into sustainable roofing tiles. It has created 15 jobs through the manufacturing process and supports the livelihoods of 50 informal waste pickers. Mondi is mentoring the project team to accelerate its growth and establish a successful business and marketing strategy. We have committed to support the LEAD2030 initiative again in 2020 by asking participants to submit proposals that answer the question: “How can we turn waste from the packaging industry into raw materials of inherent value?”

“Mondi’s business mentoring and support has been invaluable. By 2025, we aim to produce one million roof tiles, recycling 750 tonnes of plastic waste.” said Hope Wakio Mwanake Eco Blocks & Tiles co-founder, Kenya


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Last update: 16 April 2021