The Austrian AMABO GmbH produces roof tiles made of pressed sand and recycled plastic in Cameroon. In March 2020, OeEB provided funds from the Federal Ministry of Finance's "African-Austrian SME Investment Facility" to support AMABO in expanding their production facility.
|Project name||AMABO - roof tiles made of pressed sand and recycled plastic|
|Project volume||EUR 490,000|
|Projekt partner(s)||AMABO GmbH|
AMABO has been producing roof tiles made of pressed sand and recycled plastic in Douala, Cameroon, since the end of 2019. Plastic waste is collected, sorted, processed and, together with sand, pressed into roof tiles. At full operation, two tons of old plastic can be processed daily.
By setting up a waste collection system as well as by involving the local population and raising awareness for waste collection and separation, AMABO aims to contribute to solving Cameroon's plastic waste problem.
With funds provided by OeEB from the Federal Ministry of Finance's African-Austrian SME Investment Facility, AMABO will build offices and purchase a second production machine as well as a solar system to ensure continuous power supply.
In 2020, AMABO was named "Rising Star" at the European Business Awards for the Environment.