Women's Forum Global Meeting 2023


Hellena Sailas

Arena Recycling Industry



Hellena M Sailas, a Tanzanian Medical Laboratory Scientist, entrepreneur, and climate activist, is a Young Water Fellow, TEDx speaker, and founder of Arena Recycling Industry. Passionate about environmental sustainability, she transforms plastic waste into eco-bricks, promoting responsible consumption and waste reduction. Hellena's accolades include the Wangari Maathai Legacy Prize, Women in Science and Technology Award, and the AIM GLOBAL Tanzania National Champion title. She empowers women through the Women in Recycling Foundation, advocating for a healthy environment and circular economy solutions. Her work as a leading voice in social entrepreneurship and environmental activism inspires positive change in Tanzania.