Recycling waste gives disabled people work

greenABLE is a South African non-profit enterprise that has set up a recycling facility with the dual purpose of reducing waste and environmental pollution while also offering disabled persons a livelihood.

They have found an innovative solution for remanufacturing empty printer cartridges and thereby provide income generating opportunities for previously disadvantaged and unemployed men and women with disabilities.

greenABLE’s recycling facility also provides workplace training for their disabled personnel who dismantle the cartridges, enabling them to attend certified courses adapted for school leavers and to access the job market.

“With your help we’d love to bring home a win for South Africa!”
greenABLE recently attended the SEED South Africa Symposium in cooperation with the 1st International Conference on Innovation for Sustainability under Climate Change and Green Growth. greenABLE were awarded a SEED Accelerator Award and have been shortlisted as one of the top ten SEED winner finalists.

The SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development is an annual awards scheme designed to find the most promising, innovative and locally-led start-up social and environmental enterprises in countries with developing and emerging economies.

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the SEED Awards this year, the public are invited to decide which of the top ten SEED Winners should be honoured specifically for their contribution to advanced sustainable development by voting online at

“We appeal to the community to show their support by taking two minutes to vote for us,” says Jennifer Higgs, greenABLE PR & Fundraising Specialist. “With your help we’d love to bring home a win for South Africa!”

Source: sagoodnews

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