Case Study: All Women Recycling
Empowering Women in South Africa through Plastic Recycling
All Women Recycling (AWR) is a small business, based in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town, that has created a unique product to address local social and environmental challenges. The enterprise recycles discarded plastic 2-litre PET bottles, which they source from dumpsites, community centres and schools, into greeting cards and into kliketyklikboxes™. By recruiting and training young black women that have been unemployed for 2 years or more, AWR not only addresses plastic waste pollution, but also tackles unemployment amongst one of the most vulnerable groups of South Africa’s society.
SEED 2016 Case Study Series
This case study is enhanced with short multimedia features that showcase the innovation, the partnership, the support from SEED and the overall impact of the enterprise. It is part of the SEED 2016 Case Study Series. This Case Study Series showcases locally-driven, innovative eco-inclusive enterprises which are demonstrating sustainable development on the ground across Africa.