Zanzibar is a jewel in the crown of the Indian Ocean. Sitting just off the coast of Tanzania, it’s rich history, culture and world class beaches make it a fabulous place for over 400,000 tourists to explore every year. But with a lack of municipal waste management systems, plastic is a problem. On top of this, the Corona pandemic brought tourism on the island to a standstill and left many local people struggling to make ends meet.
The TUI Care Foundation and social enterprise Chako have teamed up to help create a cleaner Zanzibar. A new plastic upcycling station will collect 550,000 tonnes of plastic each year – over 20% of the plastic waste on the island.