Trashy Bags Africa
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Introducing Trashy Bags Africa, a pioneering force in sustainable innovation and environmental impact transforming plastic and fabric waste in Africa into a diverse array of eco-friendly products.
Our mission goes beyond just upcycling—by converting discarded materials into practical, everyday items, we simultaneously foster local enterprise, generate employment opportunities, and empower communities.
Since our establishment in 2007, Trashy Bags Africa has successfully collected and recycled over 30 million pieces of plastic waste. Our dedication to sustainability is embodied in our Ghana-based factory, powered entirely by solar energy. This not only minimises our carbon footprint but also adds significant value to materials that would otherwise contribute to environmental degradation.
Our product line spans from the innovative Smart Bags, ideal for on-the-go shopping, to versatile Rucksacks, Pencil Cases, Lunch Boxes, and Giant Picnic Rugs. Each design showcases our commitment to merging functionality with sustainability, providing consumers with stylish, eco-friendly alternatives.
Trashy Bags Africa is not just a brand; it's a movement. We believe in making sustainable living accessible to all, and to achieve this, we maintain an unwavering focus on keeping our product price points as affordable as possible. By doing so, we ensure that our impact extends beyond the individual consumer, reaching communities and making sustainable choices accessible to a broader audience.
Join us on our journey towards a cleaner, more sustainable future. With Trashy Bags Africa, every purchase is a step towards environmental responsibility and community empowerment.
Introducing the Trashy Bags Africa Upcycled Wash Bag - the sustainable solution for individuals who value both sophistication and eco-consciousness in their daily hygiene routines. Handcrafted with ca ...
Introducing the Trashy Bags Africa Upcycled Wash Bag with a Fabric Outer and Plastic Waste Interior - the sustainable solution for individuals who appreciate both elegance and eco-consciousness in the ...
Introducing the Trashy Bags Africa Upcycled Tote Bag - the sustainable solution for individuals seeking style, versatility, and eco-consciousness in one chic accessory. Crafted with care and a commitm ...
Introducing the Trashy Bags Africa Upcycled Tote Bag with an Off-Cut Fabric Outer and Plastic Waste Lining - the ultimate sustainable solution for individuals who crave both fashion and eco-consciousn ...
Introducing the Trashy Bags Africa Rucksack - the sustainable solution for style-conscious adventurers! This eco-friendly rucksack combines fashion, functionality, and a commitment to making a positiv ...
Introducing the Trashy Bags Africa Pencil Case - the sustainable solution for style-conscious individuals of all ages! This eco-friendly pencil case combines fashion, functionality, and a commitment t ...
Introducing the Trashy Bags Africa Upcycled Pencil Case with an Off-Cut Fabric Outer and Plastic Waste Lining - the sustainable solution for individuals of all ages seeking both style and eco-consciou ...
Introducing the Trashy Bags Africa Drawstring Bag - the sustainable solution for active individuals who demand style, durability, and eco-consciousness in one versatile package. Our Trashy Bags Africa ...
Introducing the Trashy Bags Africa Cross Body Bag, affectionately known as the "Felele Bag" – a sustainable fashion masterpiece that embodies style, eco-consciousness, and individuality. Crafted with ...
Introducing the Trashy Bags Africa Upcycled "Smart" Shopping Bag - the sustainable solution that revolutionises your customer’s shopping experience while making a positive impact on our planet. The Tr ...
Introducing the Trashy Bags Africa Upcycled "Smart" Shopping Bag with an Off-Cut Fabric Outer - the sustainable solution that not only transforms your customer’s shopping experience but adds a vibrant ...
Sustainability Role in overall company's strategic plansSustainability is at the forefront of Trashy Bags Africa's objectives - everything that we do is about creating a circular-economy with as little impact as possible. All our products are upcycled directly from the raw material.Sustainability initiativesWe have now made our factory in Ghana completely solar-powered and along with collecting over 250,000 pieces of plastic waste every month, we are now creating a huge impact on the waste issue in Accra, Ghana.Pledges for the yearWe look to grown from both our plastic and fabric waste success to duplicating this across billboard and charity waste which is challenge that is currently bubbling under the surface of Africa.Sustainable ProductsUpcycled "Smart" Shopping Bag (Plastic & Fabric Outer)The Trashy Bags Africa Upcycled "Smart" Shopping Bag is not just any shopping bag; it's a game-changer. This bag, measuring a roomy 36 x 43cm when open, features a smart design that allows it to be zipped into its own base reducing it down to a mere 23 x 19cm, making it incredibly compact and easy to carry. Say goodbye to bulky bags and hello to convenience. Made from over 69 pieces of Plastic and Fabric Waste.Upcycled Pencil Case (Plastic Outer)This eco-friendly pencil case combines fashion, functionality, and a commitment to making a positive impact on our planet. Crafted from over 16 pieces of upcycled plastic waste, our Trashy Bags Africa Pencil Case is designed to withstand daily wear and tear. It's not just a pencil case; it's a versatile accessory that keeps your essentials dry and protected.Upcycled Wash / Cosmetic / Toiletry Bag (Fabric Outer)The Trashy Bags Africa Upcycled Wash Bag, featuring an eye-catching fabric outer made from off-cut materials, measures a practical 23 x 15 x 10cm. Its sleek design ensures you can carry it with ease, whether at home or while traveling. This wash bag is built to withstand the rigors of daily use. Its sturdy construction ensures that it can handle your toiletries, making it a reliable companion for your hygiene essentials. Each Wash Bag boasts an eco-conscious design, with the outer fabric made from off-cut materials and the interior crafted from over 26 pieces of upcycled plastic waste.AT THE FAIRNEW TO THE FAIRSocial equity at your companyOur team's wellbeing is paramount to the company, all of our staff are paid well above the minimum wage, we contribute to their pensions and have health insurance for them and their families. Our management team have an open door policy for any of the team to suggest any working practices or raise concerns.Certified sustainable products by third partyPackagingOur packaging is compostableOur packaging is made with recycled contentMaterialsOur products are made from upcycled materialsWe have created products that provide an alternative to single use plasticAll our products are made from upcycled plastic and fabric waste. Over 1 million tonnes of unmanaged plastic waste is produced each year in Ghana, and the problem is forever growing. This has an enormous impact on living standards and public health as its leads to pollution of streets, beaches, rivers, oceans and sewage systems.Ethical ConsiderationsFair wages are paid to the people who make our productsOur products are made by people employed in good working conditionsWe have mapped our entire supply chainWe challenge our suppliers to report any ethical issues they identifyWe have an ethical policyWithin the workplace where our products are made there is commitment to Non-Discrimination Gender Equality and Freedom of AssociationEnviromental ImpactWe are a carbon neutral companyOur products are created to help consumers try and reduce their carbon footprintWe have a sustainability policyWe consider the environmental impact when creating our productsSome of the processes we use to manufacture products are energy efficient