Trash4Treats is an educational campaign that encourages school children and the surrounding communities to bring recyclable waste to school.
Trash4Treats, in partnership with MetPac-SA, the Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) that represents the metal packaging recycling industry in South Africa, has announced the names of the six Western Cape schools who received their part of the R100 000 cash prize for participating in the exciting schools recycling programme that was launched in 2019.
Upon entering many informal settlements and low income areas in South Africa, one is immediately struck by the vast amount of visible waste. A large portion of this waste is used household packaging, of which most is recyclable and therefore has a monetary value. These communities have limited recycling infrastructure and education about recycling.
MetPac-SA is proud to be supporting Packa-Ching’s solution to this problem, i.e. an enterprise-operated mobile separation-at-source recycling service.
It collects used recyclable packaging material from these communities which results in a cleaner environment. At the same time, Packa-Ching contributes to poverty alleviation by creating income earning opportunities by paying community members for their used recyclable packaging.