Sustainable Community Project

The Transition: Formalizing The Informal Waste Sector

In an era of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become more urgent to integrate the informal waste pickers – mostly women, ensure their safety and acknowledge their contribution to the overall environmental quality of many urban and peri-urban areas. – Joshua Amponsem, Green Africa Youth Organization. In Ghana, informal waste pickers (sometimes referred to as …

RECYCLE ART

GAYO Ghana

One key part of the sustainable communities’ project is the Recycle/Up-cycle component which teaches children to make useful products from plastic waste and to generate income from it. The pilot phase of the project saw the production of pillows, cosmetic bags, pen and pencil cases and key holders from plastic water sachets picked from the …