Creation of employment

Published: 29 April 2021
Last edited: 29 April 2021

Creating plastic waste value chains by paying waste pickers per kg of plastic collected has created enterprising youth and women groups that have been able to eke a living as well as enhanced savings through micro finance facilities resulting in improved living standards.


Education, training and other capacity development activities
Sustainable livelihoods
Scale of implementation
Phase of solution

Enabling factors

Trained community groups have been able to become champions on circular economy as well as becoming agents of change through beach clean-ups as well as maintaining waste collection points.

Lessons learned

The creation of employment must be complemented with training on the circular economy. This two lessons must complement one another in order to create a platform where circularity is accepted, understood and implemented.