There aren’t enough positive adjectives to describe how great an idea TrashBack is. The incentivised recycling initiative aims (and is succeeding) to clean, uplift and empower informal settlement communities through its uphinda-phindo! project. Facing close to non-existant waste management, members of these communities are asked to bring in recyclables to the TrashBack uphinda-phindo! stations in their areas in exchange for rewards.
TrashBack is currently working in Imizamo Yethu (IY) in Hout Bay with local NPO Thrive. The video says it all, take a look:
In order to fund the rewards, TrashBack has started a 2nd hand clothing collection. The donated clothes are resold (at significantly reduced cost) to local community vendors. At the moment, TrashBack is using orange wheelie bins for the clothing collections, but would really like to spice up the design and make sure these bins aren’t mistaken for rubbish bins. This is where you come in:
For their UrBin Design Competition, TrashBack are accepting submissions for bin designs. All entries will go through a selection process. The top 3 designs need to be implemented by the designers as they compete for 3 grand prizes –
- Aquila game reserve overnight safari.
A night away for two adults in a 4-star luxury chalet, welcome drinks, 3 meals and
2 game drives.
- Old Mac Daddy retreat.
A night away for two at this luxury trailer park in Elgin, surrounded by orchards, vineyards, frog-song ponds and dusty mountain-bike roads.
- Sampleboard subscription.
1 year’s PRO subscription to an amazing online digital mood-board editor, valued at over R2000!
There are also some awesome spot prizes throughout the comp, the first being tickets to RAMFest CT and the other 2 to still be announced. Excited to get involved yet?
Find the brief HERE.
Read more about TrashBack HERE.
And give them a follow on Facebook HERE.