Recycling Gamechanger

Recycling Game Changer

Recycling Gamechanger

Environmental Affairs and Development Planning

The Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Directorate: Sustainability initiated the Recycling Gamechanger to provide dignity, improve working conditions and make a true difference in the lives of informal waste pickers.


The team used the Expanded Public Works Programme as an implementation modality by utilising: 

  •  community centre-based holistic recycling hubs;
  • supporting ‘trolleypreneurs’; 
  • GreenUP in skills development; and
  • And promoting sustainable self-employment opportunities