Zimbabwe Sunshine Group

Providing waste management solutions and environmental stewardship
2019 SEED Africa Award Waste Management Harare, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Sunshine Group makes use of any form of solid waste generated. The company currently diverts 75% of waste – both through the collection, recycling, and selling of recyclable materials, and also through the conversion of bio-degradable material into compost, fertilisers, and biochar. At the same time, the company is involved in environmental stewardship and provides training, runs community projects, hosts exhibitions and offers waste audits to other enterprises.

Eco-Inclusive Impacts

Zimbabwe Sunshine Group provides jobs and income safety nets for the local community, mostly youth and women. The community members are actively involved in the collection of waste material, engaging in training sessions and acting as change agents to educate others on waste separation. Currently, the enterprise diverts 75% of all waste in its facility which was established in 2017. They process 20t or organic and recovering 35t recyclable material every month.

  • Reducing health risks associated to waste
  • Providing structured and integrated training for communities and institutions at the local waste management facility
  • Providing an income safety net for over 200 young people and women
  • Processing 20 tonnes of organic waste per month
  • Recovering 35 tonnes of recyclable materials per month
  • Currently diverting 75% of all waste
  • Providing 23 unskilled employees with on-the-job training support
  • Establishing the first mechanised waste transfer facility in 2017 and a vermicomposting facility and organic processing unit in 2018
  • Conducting waste audits for 130+ companies



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.

Zimbabwe Agricultural Society contributed land for the construction of the facility, is providing technical assistance and supports the enterprise financially.

Virl Social Foundation provides technical enterprise development as well as financial support.

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