Inspiring eco-friendly business models

Black women touching a touch screen in an eco-friendly small enterprise.

Over the years many eco-friendly small enterprises have grown into successful businesses that are making a profit while saving the environment.

Each day, South Africa disposes of enough waste to fill an entire football field — one that’s ten meters deep. Around 90% of the waste generated ends up in landfills, while just 10% is recovered for recycling. That means up to 17 billion rand of resources are lost each year.

As South Africa works towards a greener and more circular economy, inspiring innovation at the grassroots level is essential to help close the loop on waste.

Get inspired and watch these video about two entrepreneurs who have moved from unemployment to running award-winning businesses. From them, you’ll learn the stories of Man Recycling, a plastics recycling buy back center, and BoombaDotMobi, an organic waste collection and processing service.

After watching the video, you can read the full article here 

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