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Bafana Nyathikazi
Recycling And Business

Bafana shares his recipe on how to start a recycling business.

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Bafana Nyathikazi is the founder and managing director of Bafana Waste Collectors in KwaZulu-Natal. His company recycles recyclables in his backyard, and Bafana is on a mission to create awareness around recycling, waste management and environmental control. Passionate about having an impact on his community, Bafana also educates his community on the importance of recycling and limiting plastic's effect in our planet.


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Building a successful recycling business is a labour of love - for the planet. Not only is it labour-intensive, it also requires an extensive labour force and know-how of the recycling sector. Mostly though, it requires the passion for sustainability and conserving the environment that Bafana Nyathikazi has in bucket loads. In 10 heartfelt bites, the founder of Bafana Waste Collectors shares his inspiring story and top advice for starting a recycling business.

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In this recipe, you will learn how Bafana started out his recycling business off the ground, and why he's on a mission to teach his community the value of sustainability. Bafana shares some of his favourite hacks for starting a recycling business.


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