Vision 2030

Association Burundaise des Consommateurs (ABUCO – TI), Burundi

I show the dangers of anarchic plastic waste management and propose responsible solutions by transforming it into useful objects.”

Bujaba Isaac, Artist

The Vision

The vision is of a world where the blight of plastic pollution is transformed into a beacon of innovation and sustainability. Through artistic expression and collaborative effort, there would be a leveraging of the principles of the circular economy to confront the pressing challenges posed by plastic waste. The vision is for a steadfast commitment of public authorities to eradicate non-biodegradable plastics, so the world is propelled towards a future where waste is repurposed into invaluable resources. Through advocacy and dialogue. It aspires to cultivate a culture of conscientious consumption and environmental stewardship, paving the path for a cleaner, more sustainable planet for generations to come.

What is your sustainable vision?

And how do we get there?


ABUCO-TI is a civil society organisation founded in 1994 for the purpose of defending consumers. It is a nation-wide organisation with 350 members. Its main objectives are to promote, to develop and to defend consumer rights as well as to educate and inform consumers. Ever since its creation, ABUCO has always been a strong advocate of consumer rights and slowly government authorities are understanding this and are consulting the organisation in its decisions that matter for consumers.

2023 Campaign

ABUCO-TI tackled the problem of non-biodegradable plastic waste that threatens the biodiversity of life in and around Lake Tanganyika and poses a risk to human health. Campaign activities included group collection of the plastic waste and sensitising public institutions about the problem. The campaign focused therefore on both the individual and institutional levels, as change needs to happen in many spaces at the same time.

This is part of the Mistra Sustainable Consumption research program in collaboration with Green Action Week.