Beira Recycle

Construction of infrastructures for communities made by waste

Beira Recycle project aim to transform recycling as a tool to built infrastructures that also allow new income generation for sustainable vulnerable groups; especially for women which are leading the family and young with delinquent risks. Those are the most affected people by urban poverty.

The project pretend to organized and promote recycling, starting with selecting collection of plastic bottles PET. Then, the plastic bottles filled with sand create blocks for construction of infrastructures, with a focus on Eco-point and offices. Every person selected to participate on the project will receive a training. The women, chiefs of family will be trained for the production of blocks, whereas the young people in delinquent risks will be trained on Eco-point construction, always made by waste. AMOR will train each group about the Eco-point management (no the same model as Ecopoint Network). This way, the Eco-point should allow purchases and collection of recyclable waste that could that then will be properly separated and sell to the firm already identified.

Following this process, on the group’s request and if it appears relevant, AMOR also could support these groups to organize themselves in an proper official association. It would be about giving responsibilities to these vulnerable groups and, like so, giving them the opportunity to be the first actors of their own project. At the same time, the whole community’s awareness will be raised to encourage people to collect the recyclable waste and to sell them to the Eco-points. The different awareness actions will involve the head of each neighborhood concerned by the project of Beira, as well as the Municipality in order to build a local support. As another way to increase the empowerment of the target group, members of the association will be built their capacities to write and managed projects and also to practice a rotative system of saving money, developed by ADEL Sofala (a local NGO in Beira). They will also be possible to build public toilets, managed by themselves.

We are making a focus on Beira because there is a daily production of almost 300 tons of waste, and has a very precarious waste management system mainly based on informal structure. It is especially true on the case of some district, as Munhava Central, where the access is very complicated. But the project could obviously be replicated in others parts of the country.

Beira Recycle Project sheet


City of Beira, others urban and periphery urban areas


• Construction of infrastructures with recycling waste
• Recycling solid waste
• Support to vulnerable groups by new incomes generation

Project’s cost

USD 22.497 per group


1 year


Improvements of social economic conditions of the vulnerable population though the construction of Eco-points made out recycling materials.


Reducing the environmental and social economic vulnerability of the people though recycling


• Groups selection
• Support group to constitute association with focus on waste management
• Selective collection and deposit of waste on Eco-points made by plastic bottle PET
• Creation of blocks from plastic bottle and sand
• Training of family’s chiefs and young people on delinquent risk for construction of infrastructures from recycling waste with focus plastic bottles.
• Monitoring of various implemented activities

Implementers and partners

• AMOR – Mozambican Association of Recycling
• Women and young
• Town Hall of Beira


• A Mozambican population is conscious of the advantages of recycling, and is using the existing infrastructure of recycling
• A civil society is valorising his waste
• The private sector which heard about the experience take hold on the idea and uses the blocks made with plastic bottle for ecological and cheap constructions

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