Over 90% of South Africa’s reusable waste ends up in rubbish dumps. The Regenize start-up wants to increase recycling. It employs former informal waste collectors to pick up reusable trash, and rewards participating households with vouchers.
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Plastic, paper, metal and household waste — some 90% of trash ends up in landfills in South Africa. One recycling startup wants change that by rewarding those who separate their refuse.
On this edition we meet the Gambia's queen of recycling, see how farmers are rethinking cocoa cultivation in Ghana and learn how to turn old banana tree trunks into eco-friendly packaging.
This week we have a special edition all about e-waste! From urban mining in South Africa to refurbished laptops in Rwanda and upcycled jewelry in Ghana, check out the latest innovations from accross the continent.
Many South African townships are drowning in waste due to a lack of trash collection services. Locals in one township in Nelson Mandela Bay are quite literally getting their hands dirty with creative solutions.
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