AFRICA

Shelters from
Plastic Waste

Around the world, 1.6 million people are struggling to find adequate housing. It's crucial that we prioritize creating sustainable and affordable homes for those with lower incomes.

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Upcycled
Shelters

Training Youths

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AFRICA

Equitable
Employment

The connection between reducing poverty and creating inclusive, meaningful job opportunities is not just important—it's clear and essential.

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Making
Eco-bricks

Upcycled Accessories

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AFRICA

Plastic Waste
Reduction

The UN warns that there could be more plastic than fish in the oceans if we're not careful. Plastic waste also plays a critical role in addressing extreme poverty.

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Collection

Awareness

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POLICY CHANGE

Adopting Polluters Pay Policy: Hold accountable for environmental damage through taxes, fees, or fines.

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TRASH TO PRODUCTS

Transforming plastic waste into upcycled products creates value and reduces environmental impact, promoting sustainability and creativity.

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WASTE MANAGEMENT

Plastic waste collection via mobile app, tricycle pickups, facilitated by EcoFlex Recycling.

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TRASH TO ECO-HOMES

Plastic waste is recycled into different creative building materials so as to reduce plastic waste and promote an innovative mindset.

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Our Purpose: To Empower communities to reimagine waste as a catalyst for Positive Change.

OUR PROGRAMS

Repurposing Plastic waste

We transform the waste crisis in Africa into employment opportunities for marginalized people while repurposing plastic waste into products of inherent value.

Spread The Word Say No To Plastic Bags!

Our Impact

Our work has impacted the lives of over 2.7 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa, to change the narrative of plastic waste and we’re just getting started.

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OUR PPRODUCTS

Be Part Of The Solution Not Part Of The Pollution

Explore unique products from Upcycle Africa, empowering marginalized communities through creative skills training and upcycling. Shop our collection to support environmental sustainability and economic empowerment!

Upcycle Africa work to raise awareness in communities, collaborate with others, repurpose plastic waste, and construct houses from this waste. See the pictorial illustration of our work.

Latest News & Updates

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What people say about our work

Transforming Lives and Waste: Hear from Those Empowered by Upcycle Africa's Innovative Initiatives.

Shams W.Pawel

"Saving trees from being cut to burn bricks, reducing plastic waste, creating employment, providing affordable shelters, especially for those in refugee settlements or camps, and promoting an innovative mindset among communities—these solutions should be supported.

Rebecca from FRANCE

"I am excited about the project of turning plastic waste into fuel, I believe if implemented on a large scale it could be the solution to the plastic waste challenge, I follow your work a lot on Facebook and I like the fact that you analyze with the community and come up with a solution asp".

Shams W.Pawel

"I love the fact that your solutions solve over four social challenges: plastic waste, unemployment, and shelter challenges among refugee communities. The houses are super beautiful, and soon I am going to have one for myself. Thank you for the good work, Upcycle Africa.

Johana from USA

"Working with a team of passionate individuals at Upcycle Africa has given me a wonderful time in Africa, with young people making conservation so easy and enjoyable, I commend your work to everyone looking forward to making an impact in the community while solving plastic waste"

Our Partners

Our work is possible because of our partners generous support. 

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Be part of the solution not part of the pollution

You can be a part of the Upcycle Africa movement by getting involved. Whether through volunteering, partnerships, or donations, your support can help us expand our reach and create a greater impact