Max & PlasFree Ghana
Ghana, West Africa

PlasFree Ghana is a community-driven organization committed to developing communities by reducing the effects of plastic. They provide sustainable end to end solutions to the Ghanian plastic waste challenges by setting up waste sorting centers, that buy plastic waste of plastic pickers and start the recycling process. 

The project aims to empower women and youth from socially and economically disadvantaged groups by offering them continuous employment and means by contributing to plastic waste solutions. In addition to the financial gains, the contribution to the household income supports their self-esteem and equal domestic decision making, as economic empowerment is hence a prerequisite for actual equality. 

By incentivizing cleanups the project will lead to a cleaner environment, which is crucial to low-income groups as they usually directly depend on their close natural environment for their daily survival. Homeless individuals engaged in the project will find accommodation at the centers. Taking people off the streets and providing work will lower crime rates. To support locals in escaping from poverty, financial literacy, as well as drug-related training, will be provided at the centers.

PlasFree Ghanas Achievements to date

  • Almost an acre size plot of land has been rented for one and half years ending October 2020
  • Over 300,000kg of plastic waste recovered
  • Over 100 women and youth empowered
  • 36 communities impacted
  • 3 school engagement
 
Goals
  • Zero Plastic pollution by 2025
  • Ten plastic waste Sorting centers in 10 regions by 2025
  • Providing gainful and high-quality employment to 2000 labor force 
  • Increase in forest and tree cover to 25% by 2022 
  • Villages to have sustained access to potable drinking water
  • Communities to have sustained access to places of convenience by 2025
  • Cleaning of all major polluted rivers by 2022
  • Intensive education and awareness on recycling 
 
See the project proposal from Max that will help accomplish his goals and manage more plastic waste: 
A proposal for plastic waste aggregation
 

Accomplishments to date

0

Schools Engaged

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Women and Youth Empowered

0 Tons

Plastic Waste Recycled 

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Communities impacted

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Community Members Educated

0 +

Acre center created

The Plan

In order to empower Max and PlassFree Ghana to do more, we will help complete their recycling center with a crusher (They have already acquired this!) Our first phase will raise the money needed and get the cusher properly installed to run the equipment and process more plastic waste. 

A truck or vehicle for conveying the wastes from the collection centers in phase 2.

Followed by a pelletizing maching and washline to meet the demands of other buyers (phases 3 and 4)

By EMPOWERING Max and PlasFree Ghana, more plastic is being taken out of the environment and entering the Plastic Circular Economy ! We are financial support for locals as they save the world from plastic. 

 

Tools proposed

 
 

$     3,000  – Electric, Plumbing (Phase 1)

$   14,000  – Transport Truck (Phase 2)

$      9,000  – Pelletizing machine (Phase 3)

$   10,000  – Wash Line (Phase 4) 

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$.   36,000  – Total

Funds Raised

$0 of $3,000 (Phase 1)
Updated May 22, 2020

0%

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PlasFree Ghana

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Creating a solution to plastic waste and so much more where its needed.

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About the WVPmover

MAXWELL KWASI MORDZI

32 years old

About the project

The plastic waste menace in Ghana has become an albatross on the neck of city authorities with Accra being the highest receiver of its effects.Accra suffers from flooding each year which has been linked to plastic waste choking our drainages,gutters etc

Plasfree Ghana is a social enterprise that is into plastic waste recovery for recycling. As a social enterprise we give opportunity to the uneducated, single mothers,the less privileged,adults,youth,coastal dwellers,street children etc who under normal circumstances wouldn’t get the opportunity to work in a formal/corporate organisation to pick plastic waste on beaches, landfills,communities,schools etc.,wash LDPE, delabel,sort and bag PET for cash to earn a living.we are deliberate about the people we select to work for us to contribute our quota to zero hunger and poverty, women empowerment, equal opportunities and improve life undersea and land through sanitation and to promote peace and security by giving jobs to people who would have ended up on the street to reduce crime.

 
 

We began with clean up exercises, education of schools since 2018 but officially registered in May, 2019 

We have worked with a number of adults,youth,coastal dwellers,street children,single mothers,the less privileged,the uneducated etc.For the category of people we work with,most of them are not on social media 

How can we help you do MORE?

  • Zero Plastic pollution by 2025
  • Ten plastic waste Sorting centers in 10 regions by 2025
  • Providing gainful and high-quality employment to 2000 labor force 
  • Increase in forest and tree cover to 25% by 2022 
  • Villages to have sustained access to potable drinking water
  • Communities to have sustained access to places of convenience by 2025
  • Cleaning of all major polluted rivers by 2022
  • Intensive education and awareness on recycling 

Where?

Ghana, Africa

Funds Raised

$0 of $17,700
Updated May 22, 2020

0%

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PlasFree Ghana

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