Cape Town Upcycling Centre
At Hands of Honour we partner with corporations, big business, and individuals who donate their unwanted goods to be upcycled, thereby creating jobs, while reducing reliance on our declining natural resources through the re-use of products and materials. Estimates are that R 17-billion worth of unwanted goods end up in South Africa’s landfills annually; waste which has economic and social value and is able to be re-purposed
The Cape Town Upcycling Centre addresses the following challenges in our communities:
- Reverses unemployment through skills transfer.
- The aesthetic improvement of run-down physical environments in communities using re-purposed products and materials which have been produced at the Upcycling Centre.
- Provides a channel for the effective management of obsolete stock/recyclable waste, thereby minimising how much of it goes to landfill sites
- Income generated from upcycled furniture is allocated towards developing mobile Classrooms on Wheels (COWs) for children in under-privileged communities.
Essentially, the Cape Town Upcycling Centre is able to sustain itself, and contribute to a greener city, create jobs, and assist with the reclamation of derelict urban spaces through greening initiatives and aesthetic improvements.