At Zafree Papers, we envision a world where sustainability and innovation converge to create eco-friendly solutions, ensuring a green, thriving future for the next generations. Based in Ethiopia, we are pioneers in transforming agricultural waste into high-quality, sustainable paper products, delivering value and environmental consciousness to our diverse clientele.
Founded in 2018 by Bethelhem Dejene and Bethelhem Fikre, Zafree emerged from a profound desire to combat the environmental impacts of deforestation and waste. Our journey began with a commitment to unlocking the unwasted potential of agricultural by-products, focusing on banana pseudostems, a typically discarded component of banana harvests.
Our processes are designed to epitomize the principles of a circular economy. By converting agricultural residues into premium paper products like Virgin Kraft Pulp and Kraft Paper, we not only reduce waste but also conserve our forests. Our by-product, a nutrient-rich organic fertilizer, goes back to the soil, aiding small-scale farmers in their agricultural endeavors and completing the sustainability loop.
We foster enduring partnerships across our supply chain, from small farmers to leading FMCG brands, reinforcing sustainability and shared value. Our pivotal pilot project with AbinBev, Hansa Beer, exemplifies our collaborative approach to innovation and eco-efficiency.
At Zafree, we are not just creating products; we are shaping a sustainable narrative, contributing to ecological balance, and fostering economic growth. Our approach resonates with empowerment, environmental stewardship, and the relentless pursuit of excellence.
Vision: To be a global leader in sustainable paper production, elevating environmental conservation and innovative excellence.
Mission: To revolutionize the paper industry through sustainable practices, innovative products, and impactful partnerships, creating a ripple effect of positive change in communities and ecosystems globally.
Discover the world of Zafree, where every product tells a story of sustainability and unwasted potential.