greenABLE, a SEED Story from South Africa

greenABLE has found an innovative solution for recycling empty printer cartridges. The recycled plastic and metals are sold, generating a steady flow of income and employment opportunities for previously unemployed persons with disabilities. Jobs are being created in the enterprise’s recycling facility or as greenAGENTS who run their own home-based cartridge collection business and sell the collected cartridges back to the enterprise.

The enterprise has won a SEED South Africa Award in 2014. The 2014 SEED Awards in two South African provinces were supported by the Government of Flanders, which is active in Southern Africa.