One man's trash is another man's meal - GezaJozi

GezaJozi is a recycling initiative based in Johannesburg, which helps informal waste pickers to join the formal economy and earn a decent wage.

Launched last year by Gabriel Ally, GezaJozi allows waste pickers to do their work using electric tricycles with a storage bin which carries up to 120kg of waste.

The waste pickers keep all of their revenue and they are not obliged to pay GezaJozi for its services.

According to Ally, the tricycles helps the waste pickers:

  • Improve their safety on the roads
  • Improve their efficiency

Currently, an average trolley recycler in Johannesburg makes R120 a day - R2640 a month. GezaJozi recyclers can make around R5000 a month, that's according to Ally.

Ally says their mission is to transform the informal recycling industry through GezaJozi. Their plan is to recruit 500 waste pickers and equip them with the electric tricycles.

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