Waste isn't waste until it's wasted. There is a living to be made from waste, and business opportunities in recycling materials back into the local economy - plastics into products, organic waste into fertiliser, and discarded electronics repaired and re-used. Help Africa's Green Waste Revolution.
These days, most people take for granted putting out the rubbish for recycling and having their bins emptied. But around the world, one person in three doesn’t have their rubbish collected, let alone recycled, mostly in the poorest communities of lower-income countries. People have no choice but to burn it, or dump it. Burning rubbish puts toxic smoke into the air; dumping pollutes the places people live, causing further health problems. Rivers and seas get clogged with plastic and filth.
With our natural resources in short supply, we have to do better at recycling waste back into productive use, encouraging the local circular economy. We believe that while the challenges to health and environment are huge, ‘thinking global but acting local’ is how we change things. We support a growing network of green entrepreneurs turning reusable waste into new products & establishing green businesses. We work with communities to improve waste recycling, helping to clean the local environment