Belle Verte Ltée

Combining waste collection, entrepreneurship and environmental awareness raising through upcycling
2016 SAG-SEED Award Winner Waste Management Black River, Mauritius

Beach clean-up services for local guesthouses, teambuilding clean-up events for corporations, and waste pickup services for households and SMEs provide Belle Verte Ltée with a regular flow of waste products. The waste is then separated and sold to recyclers or upcycled into creative products during educational workshops. Community members are trained to become “green ambassadors”, that is, micro-entrepreneurs who collect waste that they supply to Belle Verte on a regular basis.

Eco-Inclusive Impacts

Belle Verte is raising awareness and building capacity around waste management having reached 50 children and 110 adults with creative waste management workshops, produced and donated 120 music instruments made from waste, and organised clean-up campaigns with 624 participants to date.
  • Building capacity around waste management through educational workshops, reaching 50 children and 110 adult participants between 2014 and 2016.
  • Developing innovative upcycling products such as musical instruments from waste, having donated 120 musical instruments in 2015.
  • Collecting 14.6 tons of waste, of which 3.3 tons were used in upcycling and 11.3 were recycled between 2014 and 2016.
  • Raising environmental awareness through clean-up campaigns with 624 participants between 2014 and 2016.


  • Employing ten “green ambassadors” so far, four of which are autonomous in the creation of objects made of waste.
  • Selling low-cost second-hand products to vulnerable community members through the planned Baz’Récup collection and repair centre in the coming years.



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.

Belle Verte Ltée manages waste treatment services, project development, and sales and partnerships with local institutions and businesses.

Baz’Récup Ltée manages the workshops and the production line of upcycling products.

Blue Compass Ltd designs and delivers educational workshops and training for employees and assists with product development.

Plankton Recycling Co-operative Society Ltd is planning the operations of a glass recycling facility at the proposed Baz’Récup centre.

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Avenue des Lilas, La Preneuse Rivière Noire
Black River, Mauritius
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