MIT D-Lab awards fellowships to six East African social entrepreneurs

“I expect to gain connections, partnerships, knowledge sharing, and training that will help us strengthen and scale our project,” says Christian Mwijage, the founder of EcoAct Tanzania. EocAct is a for‐profit social enterprise that has developed a chemical-free and energy-conserving technology which transforms post-consumer waste plastics into durable plastic timbers for use in construction. EcoAct plastic timber is an affordable alternative to traditional timber, reduces the need for building material manufactured from wood, and helps to preserve forests and mitigate climate change.