From trash to cash: 5 ways Africans flipped garbage into innovative businesses

September 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm | Money Moves

Farida Dawkins

Farida Dawkins | Contributor

September 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm | Money Moves

Africans have been at the forefront of many inventions and modifications that have advanced humankind.

Being the cradle of civilization meant going without the luxuries and comfort of modern advances, yet making a way out of the seemingly impossible. Over time, things have changed and we have been forced to adapt in various ways.

This has meant coming up with ingenious ideas in response to environmental pollution and conservation. Trash has been quite a problem for many African countries and now, innovators across the continent have found new ways to transform all forms of trash into eco-friendly solutions.

Scroll to learn about the five businesses that grew out of trash:

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