Allen Kimambo is an Environmental Activist and Social Entrepreneur and founder of Zaidi Enterprises Company. The Company deals with collection of cardboard paper waste from streets, markets, factories, warehouses, ports, municipal disposal sites and offices. The papers are baled and later transported to Mufindi Paper Mill for recycling.
The project to supply cardboard paper waste to one of the largest paper factory in Tanzania and Africa was hatched in 2015 when Allen saw cardboard paper waste being cleared at the Dar es Salaam port. He says “I asked the Clearing and Forwarding Agent as to where those papers were coming from and where were they going? He replied to me that those papers were imported from Dubai by Mufindi Paper Mills for recycling. I asked myself why someone should import cardboard paper waste while we have a lot here in Tanzania” This was an opportunity eye opening. Allen embarked on a small research on the availability of cardboard paper waste in the country. He later contacted Mufindi Paper Mill to notify them that he could be their supplier. “Thanks to God that they gave me a chance to prove and I did not let them down” Says Allen.