How these companies going green in Ghana can pay for the country and the planet


Meanwhile, companies like Trashy Bags Africa are already focusing on eco-friendly business models.

in the country of origin 1.1 million metric tons of plastic waste every year, the Accra-based company has turned more than 40 million plastic pouches (small bags filled with drinking water) into products such as laptop covers, pencil cases and grocery bags since 2007.

“We are creating jobs, and saving our environment too,” said Trashy Bags Country Manager Bright Binney. “If it’s good for the planet, it’s good for business.”

Watch the video at the top of this page to learn more about Ghana’s shift to eco-business, including the challenges along the way.