Founded in Cape Town, Regenize builds solutions that make environmental activities such as recycling, reducing, and reusing accessible, inclusive, and rewarding. Their mission is to assist cities in creating environmentally educated and active residents. Only 7.5% of South Africans recycle - which means that over 90% of SA’s waste that could be recycled ends up in landfills.
In a country dealing with many issues, recycling is not a priority, and falls to the wayside. Regenize sees that there is more to it than just ‘saving the environment’; it’s about making changes to our daily living that can impact our lives and others positively. Through recycling, the founders wanted to provide an avenue for recyclers to contribute toward positive social change. By recycling with Regenize, citizens are helping to shape a future where their environmental impact can be the catalyst for influencing industry behaviour, creating opportunities for communities to access recycling services and support for waste pickers – who are at the heart of driving recycling up in the country.