[RecycleUp!] Recycling-Bins for Schools in Africa

About the Project

Project description

The campus of the  Cape Coast Technical University (CCTU) and also many parts of the city are flooded annually because of heavy rain falls. Actually, not the heavy rain falls are the cause of floods, but the blockage of the sewers because of waste. To solve this problem, Campus Dustbin Project (CDP) has been established.

The idea of CDP is to create consciousness for waste segregation and recycling in the minds of the high-educated citizens of Cape Coast and spreading the project to local schools after it is proved to be successful.

Dustbin systems, that are produced and designed at a local school workshop, will be set up at suitable sites throughout the whole campus. A dustbin system consists of one bin for plastic waste and another one for non-plastic waste. Regularly, the dustbins will be emptied by the university’s staff and the waste will be gathered at a dumpsite at the campus. A recycling company will buy and pick up the plastic waste. The profit will be reinvested in the project for maintaining the waste management system. Apart from that, the project will be accompanied by different lectures, events and workshops for all university members.

To realize the vision of a clean and healthy environment and to combat floods, we need your support! With Your donation you can help us, getting one step closer to this great goal. 

Information

Donation Status

86 % funded

124
donors

86 %
funded

4.408 €
missing


Project Leader

Florian E.

Regional Groups

  • Kumasi
  • Bamberg
  • Cape Coast
  • Accra

Project Category

      Waste

Timespan

October 2013 - now

Project stage

current


News

[Recycle Up] team weekend, 21-23 of April in Munich

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[Recycle Up] team weekend, 21-23 of April in Munich

Hi everyone! Brief reminder for our team weekend – if you would like to be part of the next Recycle Up! adventure in Munich, please leave your data in the spreadsheet by Friday 14th: https://goo.gl/Em7IUy Thanks to everybody who…

Day 2: Lectures and Soft Skills

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Day 2: Lectures and Soft Skills

Cape Coast Second Day of the Camp at the Cape Coast Polytechnic began with even more energy. There was a prayer early in the Morning around 7:15 am and participants as well as Mentors got ready for the day…

DAY 1: Arrival and Introduction of Participants, Team , mentors and Team leaders

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DAY 1: Arrival and Introduction of Participants, Team , mentors and Team leaders

Day 1 of the Recycle Up! Camp in kumasi was quite normal and interesting. Participants started arriving in Queens hall – KNUST at 11:30 am with the first participant being Emmanuel Hayford.  90% of participants, mentors  had arrived as…

Summer Camps in Cape Coast and Kumasi about to start!

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Summer Camps in Cape Coast and Kumasi about to start!

Tick tack, tick tack! Only a few hours are left, until the opening of the two “RecycleUp! Ghana 2015” camps. Meanwhile the “Obruni” team leaders arrived from Germany, England and the Netherlands and is busy supporting the Ghanian teams…

Get to know the team – Torben Fischer

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Get to know the team – Torben Fischer

My Name is Torben and I am a team leader for the Recycle Up! Ghana Summer Camp 2015 on KNUST campus in Kumasi. Being one of the initiators of the project, I am very pleased and proud of our…