Green Antz’s EcoHub Concept is a modern Materials Recovery Facility that can accommodate on-site solutions for composting and upcycling of materials. Since 2013, Green Antz has grown to provide effective and sustainable solutions to packaging waste such as sachets and other plastic wrappings through its EcoHubs. To date, Green Antz has built over 20 EcoHubs with private partners operating in source-segregated plastic waste.
In its partnership with USAID Clean Cities, Blue Ocean, Green Antz is piloting an enhanced EcoHub model that will ensure high efficiency and effective change in waste management within the community by combining organic composting and plastic recycling systems. Plastics and other inorganic waste will be collected weekly, shredded and transformed into eco-bricks and pervious pavers. Organic waste, collected daily, will be processed through a rapid composter and turned into nutrient-rich compost.
By increasing recycling rates and reusing materials to make new products, the EcoHub approach not only reduces the demand for new plastic production and diverts a significant amount of organic and plastic waste going to landfills, but also offsets the energy and resource intensive production of other materials, such as pure cement blocks, with their innovative eco-bricks.