|Total Recyclables Collected: 37 032kg||Collected this week: +173kg|
|Rewards given out: R 25 238||Registered Participants: 590|
TrashBack is a social enterprise that changes apathy into action through an altered perception of waste. We are currently operating in the Hout Bay area of Cape Town, South Africa.
At the core of the TrashBack initiative lies our incentivised recycling project: uphinda-phindo! which operates in the Imizamo Yethu (IY) informal settlement and uses a unique voucher system enabled by the Broccoli Project. Participants from IY bring in recyclable materials and are rewarded with vouchers for their efforts, which can then be exchanged at local community stores. The vouchers ensure that:
Participants are rewarded with beneficial items, such as food and clothing.
Rewards are kept within the community, helping to stimulate the local economy.
One of our latest additions, the UrBin clothing recycling program, involves supplying second hand clothes (at significantly reduced cost) to local community vendors. The proceeds are then used to fund the uphinda-phindo! rewards.
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