Africa stands to benefit as NEXT GEN tech enables a shift away from pulping trees. Cellulose from cotton textile waste at garment factories or the dumping grounds in Ghana and from agricultural residues will contribute to developing circular manufacturing economies.
Africa is home to some of the world’s most important forests. By 2028, some African nations have begun developing systems to collect cotton textile waste and agricultural fibres along with initial NEXT GEN production.
Socially and environmentally driven investors enable African farmers and textile recyclers to become suppliers to the growing NEXT GEN pulp sector by 2033. This takes pressure off forests, alleviates pollution, and spurs low-carbon production as Africa adds 1.9M tonnes of NEXT GEN pulp capacity.