Plastic bag use limited in Burundi, lack of available alternatives
Transforming organic banana and rice straw waste to produce affordable biodegradable packaging
About the company
WEGE Company is a green economy-based venture that transforms banana waste, paper scraps, and rice straw into eco-friendly packaging. Started in 2021, the company aims to promote a Green economy in Burundi by transforming waste into eco-friendly, and 100% biodegradable bags thereby reducing the use of plastic. Since inception they have replaced plastic waste resulting in a reduction of 21.5 million kg of CO2. Their solution has a positive impact on both the environment and communities; their production process creates job opportunities for local communities. They also source their materials from small-scale farmers and cooperatives, providing them with a reliable market for their waste products. WEGE Company has received multiple local and international awards since they began their operations.
Country Of Origin
Netherlands / Portugal / Sierra Leone / Middle East / Chile / Uganda / Ghana / United Arab Emirates