Creating opportunities for unemployed, disabled persons by recycling printer cartridges
greenABLE NPC recycles empty printer cartridges and sells the derived plastic and metals, generating a steady flow of income. The enterprise supports entrepreneurial persons with mobility-restricting disabilities to become greenAGENTs. greenAGENTS run their own homebased cartridge collection business and sell the collected cartridges to greenABLE for recycling.
In its recycling facility, greenABLE provides workplace training for disabled persons who dismantle the cartridges. greenABLE offers its trainees scholarships, enabling them to attend school leaving certificate courses and access the job market.
greenABLE offers workplace training and skill development for 28 disabled persons who are unemployed, primarily single mothers, enabling them to access the job market.
greenABLE has set up the recycling facility with the double aim of reducing waste and environmental pollution and of offering disabled persons a livelihood by remanufacturing empty toner cartridges.
greenOFFICE provides greenABLE with administrative, logistic and other support services, including logistic support for greenAGENTS.
USE-IT offers project support, environmental advice, and guidance to greenABLE.
Island View Storage supports six of the beneficiaries by covering the cost of their education and stipends.
The 2014 SEED Awards in 2 South African provinces are supported by the Government of Flanders, which is active in Southern Africa.