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.


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  • Sustainability Role in overall company's strategic plans
    Sustainability 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 initiatives
    We 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 year
    We 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 Products
    Upcycled "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.
    Social equity at your company
    Our 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 party
    Our packaging is compostable
    Our packaging is made with recycled content
    Our products are made from upcycled materials
    We have created products that provide an alternative to single use plastic
    All 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 Considerations
    Fair wages are paid to the people who make our products
    Our products are made by people employed in good working conditions
    We have mapped our entire supply chain
    We challenge our suppliers to report any ethical issues they identify
    We have an ethical policy
    Within the workplace where our products are made there is commitment to Non-Discrimination Gender Equality and Freedom of Association
    Enviromental Impact
    We are a carbon neutral company
    Our products are created to help consumers try and reduce their carbon footprint
    We have a sustainability policy
    We consider the environmental impact when creating our products
    Some of the processes we use to manufacture products are energy efficient
  • Trashy Bags Africa - About Us

    01 Jan 2024 Trashy Bags Africa

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