All Women Recycling

Turning discarded plastic bottles into unique gift boxes.
2014 SEED South Africa Award Winner Waste Management Cape Town, South Africa

Discarded plastic bottles are sourced from landfills, street waste collectors and collection points located in schools around Cape Town. Female employees of All Women Recycling craft the bottles into unique gift boxes, known as kliketyklikboxes, which serve a worldwide niche market.

One of All Women Recycling’s strengths is its strong ties to international distributors. This distribution network is used to provide markets for its products and the products of its partners.

Collection vehicle drivers, dump site sorters and street waste collectors profit from having additional sources of income. The process of recycling plastic bottles raises awareness of environmental concerns, keeps townships clean and contributes to mitigating climate change.

Eco-Inclusive Impacts

All Women Recycling improves the living conditions of unemployed young women and their families by providing employment and training opportunities regarding business management, life and sales skills.
  • Improving the living conditions of previously unemployed young women between 22 and 35 years, primarily single mothers.
  • Educating women about business management, life and sales skills.
  • Generating an additional source of funding for playgroups and schools collecting discarded bottles.
  • Raising awareness about global and local environmental concerns through its products and by addressing community leaders and visiting schools.
  • Reducing the amount of plastic bottles ending up in landfills, thus decreasing greenhouse gas emissions and keeping the streets of townships clean.
  • Improving access to worldwide markets for All Women Recycling and its partners.
  • Creating full-time positions for women in the production and additional jobs for collection vehicle drivers, dump site sorters and street waste collectors.

 

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Partners

This enterprise is supported through its partnerships with various stakeholders, ranging from national and international organisations, investors, research institutes, suppliers, governmental bodies, NGOs, other social and environmental enterprises and more.

All Women Recycling is the main partner producing gift boxes from recycled bottles and selling them internationally.

CONTIGO provides business support and advice on fair-trade standards to All Women Recycling.

Mandla Recycling, is a free recycling service for households and supplies plastic bottles to All Women Recycling.

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Lynn Worsley
24 OUDEVLEI ROAD MARINA DE GAMA MUIZENBERG 7945
Cape Town, South Africa
Tel: +27 727727262

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