Affordable, durable and ergonomic school benches from upcycled plastic waste
TECO2 developed an innovative material to produce resistant and long-lasting school benches. By processing recycled plastic waste and local plant fibres, the product offers price and quality advantages over classic wooden benches. The school benches are directly sold to schools and programmes or to NGOs promoting education.
Besides the production of school benches, the enterprise strives to produce and market a broad range of furniture to respond to the growth potential of this sector in Burkina Faso.
TECO2, a private company, developed the innovative technology and manufactures and markets its environmentally friendly school benches.
Institut International d'Ingénierie de l’Eau et de l’Environnement, a research institute, supported the research and development of the innovative composite material and continuously offers additional managerial, technical and financial support.
APEVA, a local association of waste recycling enterprises, supports the training and organisation of recycling groups supplying plastic waste to TECO2.
2017 SAG-SEED Awards is supported by the SWITCH-Africa Green project, which is implemented by UNEP with the assistance of the European Union.