Bénin Sante et Survie du Consommateur (BSSC)

The use of non-biodegradable plastic bags is a growing environmental problem in Benin, despite the adoption of a law prohibiting their use in 2017. In 2021, BSSC will train the mixed farming group of Sékou to manufacture and distribute lower-cost tinted fabric bags which are biodegradable, whilst raising public awareness of the dangers of non-biodegradable plastic bans. The project will establish a community defence platform to increase community participation and, at the end of the process, create and train a legacy group within the community with the revenues from the sale of bags manufactured.