Supply waste for a cleaner environment in Africa
Informal waste pickers and their communities in Africa face marginalisation, suffering and large-scale disadvantage. They often work in poor conditions that put their health at risk without being paid a fair wage for the important job they do.
What can we do about it?
Mr. Green Africa has found a solution that gives waste pickers a higher income and a recognised role in society. By offering fair and stable prices for the waste they collect, this helps to create pathways out of poverty for them.
The recyclable waste they collect is processed into valuable raw material and fed back into plastic manufacturers’ supply chains – enabling them to achieve their circular economy goals and creating a positive environmental impact.
If you are a collector of post-consumer waste or a supplier of post-production waste, then Mr. Green Africa wants your waste! If you can provide PET water and soda bottles, HDPE bottles and containers, PP bottle tops and tubs, or PAP cartons and packaging, get in touch to become part of the movement.
Supply recyclable waste to feed the circular economy
You will be redirected to the initiative owners third-party site to take action. Please note that this third-party site may not be in English. Please return to the Take Action Hub to find more initiatives!
Similar ways to take action (26 initiatives)
Make double the difference to WaterAid’s Future on Tap Appeal
Make your commitment to reducing plastic waste
Clear the confusion about plastic recycling
Volunteer and work towards a hunger-free future in 40 countries
Join women innovating for change and fighting hunger
Learn more about The State of Global Food Banking
Celebrate the vital role of food banks for World Food Day
Volunteer in Oxfam shops and give clothes a second life
Five easy ways to fight deforestation in our food
Join the Wecycle movement and be rewarded for recycling
Help waste-picker families through the Covid crisis
Wake up, take a shower and join the movement
TRANSFORM the lives of millions in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia
Make a donation to help save children worldwide
Let’s create a world where mental health matters
Create jobs, reduce waste and save lives with Eco-Soap Bank
Support Mothers Delivery Kit to enhance safe births in Nigeria
Visit our Pleasure Imagined exhibition and donate what you can
Become a friend of food banking and change lives around the world
Help empower food banks to thrive around the world
Give a gift that will save koalas from extinction
Offer financial help to reclaimers in the wake of Covid-19
Donate an Oxfam e-card and send hope with soap
Donate and support the WWF campaign to save the Amazon
Be a true hero and #EndDomesticSilence
Help waste workers in Africa gain access to healthcare