From waste to livelihoods, ‘ReChas’ take recycling to the next level

In Cape Town’s Mitchells Plain township, young ‘Recycling Champions’ (ReChas) are educating and incentivizing the community to divert waste from landfills, improving the local environment and economy at the same time.

By Toby Fricker and Karin Schermbrucker
A woman hits a plastic tub to break it into smaller pieces.
UNICEF South Africa/2024/Schermbrucker
04 April 2024