The Liberian recycling business ‘Green Cities’ provides jobs for youths, while addressing Monrovia garbage problem.
Lorna Rutto resigned her comfortable banking job in 2009 to start EcoPost in Nairobi. Every month, her company uses approximately 20 tons of plastic waste. Utilising dirty plastic to make a product that saves wood is not just an environmental plus; it also boosts employment.
By 2025, Africa’s growing economies could be producing up to 160 million tons of waste per year. The Liberian recycling organization ‘Green Cities’ tries to provide jobs for youths, while doing its part for the environment.
Lorna Rutto resigned her banking job in 2009 to start EcoPost in Nairobi. Every month, her company uses 20 tons of plastic waste to make environmental friendly posts. The product that saves wood also boosts employment.
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