Author Archives: Makafui Awuku

Mckingtorch Africa Is Creating Jobs For Women During The Pandemic

In a difficult time of the pandemic, Mckingtorch Africa is creating jobs through full-time work and paid volunteers program. 40% of youth engaged due to the #mckingtorchfootwear brand are women. The project also is offering a sustainable outlet for plastic waste in a time when traditional waste management systems are breaking down. When you place […]

Tullow Oil Ghana Partners Mckingtorch Africa on Waste Segregation

https://www.tullowoil.com/media/case-studies/plastic-waste-action-reducing-and-recycling-plastic-waste/?fbclid=IwAR2Msmv8IioO_R0oNa92hOIbYMaQ14UOrpDnfTWnRRR8lcOeq0ZZ0C9VQMU Tullow Ghana generates ~30 tons of plastic a year from its offshore platforms and onshore support base and offices. In recognition that plastic pollution, alongside climate change and biodiversity loss, is one of the biggest global environmental challenges of our time, Tullow Ghana has worked to find ways to reduce its use of single […]

Mckingtorch Africa made 100 sleeping and learning mats for homeless people from 50,000 plastic waste bags from the streets of Accra

Mckingtorch Africa is all about sustainability and if you are looking for a preferred partner regarding sustainability and the environment you should be working with us. You should be engaging us in that conversation. In December 2020, Mckingtorch Africa has been working with Children of the Light http://childrenofthelightghana.org/ an NGO working with homeless people living […]

WELCOME TO GHANA’S FIRST HOUSE MADE FROM PLASTIC WASTE BUILT BY NELPLAST GHANA

With help from the Skills Development Fund supported by Danida, Nelson Boateng and his company Nelplast has succeeded in turning the idea of houses and pavements made from plastic into reality. With just the idea, he applied to the Skills Development Fund for support to train his staff and now Nelplast is the only company […]

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN SELECTS MCKINGTORCH AFRICA’S BUSINESS MODEL AS CASE STUDY FOR STUDENTS THIS 2020 FALL

The next couple of weeks will be an exciting one for us at Mckingtorch Africa as our founder and CEO will be taking sessions at the College of Engineering Center for Entrepreneurship as I work with students taking the Urban Entrepreneurship Course at University of Michigan in the United States of America. Students will participate […]

MCKINGTORCH AFRICA POP-UP SHOP. A 30 DAYS EXPERIENCE OF FOOTWEAR INNOVATION.

After successfully launching its new line of footwear made from recycled materials, Mckingtorch Africa through the support of Total Petroleum has opened a pop-up shop to create a convenient walk-in shopping experience for customers and supporters. The launch, which took place on Monday, 27th July 2020, was held at the 37 Total Fuel Service Station, […]

MCKINGTORCH AFRICA LAUNCHES FOOTWEAR MADE PARTLY FROM RECYCLED PLASTIC WASTE

After a dizzying wait, Mckingtorch Africa has launched its debut line of footwear, in a launch with the theme ‘Streets of Accra’. The launch which took place on Tuesday, 7th July 2020, saw the Mckingtorch Footwear trending on social media sites such as, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The physical launch which was held at N8tive […]

Mckingtorch Recycled Footwear Launch

After a dizzying wait, Mckingtorch Africa has launched its debut line of footwear, in a launch with the theme ‘Streets of Accra’. The launch which took place on Tuesday, 7th July 2020, saw the Mckingtorch Footwear trending on social media sites such as, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The physical launch which was held at N8tive […]

Mckingtorch Africa to Launch Mckingtorch Footwear on 7th July 2020

SANDALS FROM RECYCLED PLASTIC WASTE RECOVERED FROM THE STREETS OF ACCRA. Within the last 7 months, the team at Mckingtorch Africa has worked to develop a leather-like material from shredded LDPE and HDPE plastic waste which are mainly pure water sachet bags and regular waste shopping bags from the streets of Accra. These bags are […]