Girl Planting seeds

A future in recycling: from street waste collector to entrepreneur

Young people on parts of the African continent sometimes turn to waste management as an ad hoc or extra job to make small money when they are struggling with unemployment, but often opportunities are scarce to learn how to grow in this sector and turn it into real business.  Here’s an example from South African where supporting an entrepreneur pays off.  Tshepo Mazubuko, a young person  from a Johannesburg suburb, started his business from scratch to build a recycling company that is today employing 17 people and engaging over 800 waste collectors, most of them women from poor communities.  Read more....



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