Time Out says
Posted: Tue Jul 16 2013
A remarkable success story, Trashy Bags was set up in 2008 as a means of recycling and reusing the endless plastic water and yoghurt wrappers deposited on the streets of Accra – they have since collected more than 20 million plastic sachets. The refuse is collected, washed and treated, before being stitched together to form bags and accessories. It employs a full-time staff of around 60, as well as paying a legion of litter-pickers for their efforts. Given the nature of high-sugar food packaging, the products themselves tend to be extremely colourful, and the range includes everything from shoulder bags and backpacks to rain macs and briefcases. They have just started using old, large canvas banners to produce bags reminiscent of Freitag bags. There’s a good stand at the African Regent with some items.