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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 Team Graduates From World Bank Funded Incubator Program

On 16th of December 2019, Mckingtorch Africa’s founder and CEO and the team graduated from a World Bank Group, Netherlands Government and Ashesi University sponsored Green Business Incubation Project #GhanaClimateInnovationCentre after 12 intensive months. The Sustainability journey continues from here with a better strategy and focus. The social enterprise received leadership capacity building support from […]

MCKINGTORCH VOLUNTEERS GET-TOGETHER AT LABADI BEACH

Saturday 21st of December 2019 was Mckingtorch Volunteers Day. We dedicated this day to celebrate the wonderful protectors of the earth. The people who have made the plastic waste fight come alive. It has been 12 crazy months and all these volunteers and others who were not here have been awesome in the sustainable cities […]

SCULPTURES FROM METAL SCRAPS BY NIGERIAN ARTIST

Nigerian sculptor DOTUN POPOOLA makes life-size sculptures using scrap metal and found objects. Africa can influence the world. The new world where sustainable communities and cities can be created from all forms of waste creating jobs and wealth in the process. Scrap metals are one of the hottest commodities on the contitent of Africa when […]

WASTE SEGREGATION PROGRAM

Over the last 3 years Mckingtorch Africa has through its waste segregation program partnered with 100 households, corporate organisations and other private individuals to retrieve over 20 tonnes of plastic waste and prevented it from ending up on landfill sites. The aim is to let people and organisations freely give away their plastic waste for […]