Ecomak Recyclers is a registered social enterprise developing eco-friendly, durable, and long-lasting building plastic bricks and blocks from post-consumer plastic waste providing an affordable alternative to conventional bricks solving the challenges of plastic pollution, unemployment, poverty, and indecent housing in African marginalized communities specifically Uganda Refugee settlements and slum communities.

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Ecomak Recyclers was founded in mid-2020 as a leader in recovering and reuse of recyclable waste in Kyaka II refugee settlement, Kyegegwa district of Uganda.

We have already established our own collection centers for plastic waste in 4 cities of Uganda including Kampala, Fort Portal, Hoima, and Mbarara. As a way of incentivizing the process of waste collection, we are partnering with over 50 women groups that collect plastic waste in the slums of Kinawataka, Namuwongo and Katanga in Kampala; Kijungu, Kiswahili and Kiyanja of Mbarara city; Rwengoma and Kisenyi of Fort Portal City.

Our objectives are to improve waste management across the refugee settlements and cities, encourage local businesses to a more sustainable lifestyle, and promote a circular economy. As of to-date we collect and recycle over 30 tons of waste per month and we are now taking a step forward. Our upcoming ultimate goal is to be the leading company in Uganda and Africa at large to recycle & transform the locally mass volume of collected waste into finished products. Well, we recycle for generations!

Our Work

Advantages of Using Our Plastic Bricks (Manufactured from Waste Plastics)

Durability: They replicate concrete and clay equivalents but outlast them in the application. Our ecobricks have a life expectancy of over 50 years, with minimal degradation.

Cost-effective: Our ecobricks are 30% cheaper than conventional bricks and in terms of the  "life cost", our ecobricks are significant cost-saving due to reduced maintenance and replacement requirements.

Zero breakages: Our ecobricks do not break once used and this implies there are no damages while using our products. You buy 1000 and use 1000.

Termite Resistant: They cannot rot, become dumped (allowing algae growth) and termites cannot feed on them.

Easy to work with: Traditional construction-working tools such as hammers and nails can be used. The products can be cut, drilled, and nailed as easily as conventional bricks.

Ecomak has an impact on


When we recycle; we conserve resources, save energy and help to protect the environment: As recycling saves the energy it also reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which helps to tackle climate change.


Ecomak has created over 100 jobs for underserved women and youths in the communities of Kyaka II refugee settlement. Thus contributing to a local circular economy.


Ecomak has launched waste collection centres in communities, enabling each & every community member to be more conscious of the importance of recycling & contributing to a more sustainable lifestyle.

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