“Trash is cash” has proved to be one of the most popular & feasible income-generation projects with Kolping families based within Cape Town. The concept is simple: members of the families collect recyclable waste daily from their homes, streets and communities. Every week the recyclable waste is collected from all the families involved and sold in bulk. Thus, each family receives an income based on the amount of waste collected & sold.
The recycling project not only affords members the opportunity to make income from collecting waste (which is readily available) but also raises awareness around the need to protect the environment and works towards cleaner communities.
Read more about one of the Top Kolping Recyclers.