Recycling entrepreneur from Tanzania is this year's winner of the Children's Climate Prize!
17-year-old Edgar Edmund Tarimo from Arusha in Tanzania is the winner of the Children's Climate Prize 2017. After seeing how waste and plastic waste contributed to environmental problems in his area, Edgar decided to solve the problem on his own. With his company Green Venture Recycles, he transforms plastic waste into smart, affordable and sustainable construction products such as roof tiles and building blocks. So far, Edgar's company has recycled more than 1.2 million plastic bags, a total of 20,000 kilos of plastic, which would otherwise have been in nature. He has also employed