Upcycled accessories create green awareness in Rwanda

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We’ve previously covered initiatives that turn non-degradable plastics into useful objects, whether as colourful blocks for use in community projects or wall foundations that use reclaimed ocean plastics for building new homes, and now a project in Rwanda is continuing this upcycling revolution. Angaza (a Swahili word that means 'to illuminate') was conceived as a way to raise awareness about plastic waste and encourage locals and industries to consider the benefits of a green economy as well as demonstrating ways to contribute. Co-founder Maria Mayanja began by collecting plastic waste from advertising billboards, from which she began crafting bag design…

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