Project STOP: Stop Waste. Go Circular.
Project STOP was initiated by Borealis and launched together with SYSTEMIQ in 2017. Today it is led jointly by passionate leaders in sustainability, who are united by the same vision: to permanently stop waste leaking into the environment by transforming inadequate linear systems into sustainable, circular ones, creating real impact through action on the ground. Project STOP's objectives are:
- Zero leakage of waste by providing affordable and formal waste collection to all communities.
- Resource efficiency and circularity that transform waste, including plastics, into feedstock for a circular economy.
- Economic sustainability by building efficient systems, selling materials, composting organics and deploying innovative co-financing instruments.
- Benefit for the communities by reducing the impact of mismanaged waste on public health, and by creating hundreds of local jobs in the waste management sector.
Project STOP Impacts
01/2018 - 08/2023
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Visit the Project STOP website to learn more about the Project STOP approach, activities, and partners, and listen to the people’s voice.Click here to find out more
Ecopost: Driving Circular Economy in Kenya
Borealis also supports Ecopost, a social enterprise based in Kenya. The country which faces significant economic and environmental challenges, such as people living below the poverty line and the need to address waste management. Borealis and Ecopost share a common vision to stop waste leakage into the environment and to enhance circularity for a positive socio-economic and environmental impact.
Ecopost converts post-consumer waste into environmentally friendly plastic lumber used in various applications, such as fencing, road signs, outdoor applications like planter boxes, outdoor lights or benches. Borealis specifically supports capacity building, training and engaging more waste collectors, as well as formalization of their work by funding entrepreneurial start-up kits for the youth and women groups.
More information on this partnership can be found here.