Rotondwa Musitha

Women in the Environment and Sustainability

Nominee's Province:
Limpopo

Project Name/Description:
Trash Converters

More info:

Rotondwa Musitha is a waste reduction warrior. Born in Makhado, Limpopo, Musitha is the owner of Trash Converters, a 100% black female-owned buy-back centre. This is actually a depot where individuals, businesses, households, waste collectors, reclaimers and street waste pickers sell their recyclable waste such as PET bottles, aluminium cans, glass, plastic, paper, boxes and cardboard plastics.  On receiving the recyclable materials, Musitha’s 10 employees bale or crush them into bulks, which are sold to larger recycling companies that process them into products such as refuse bags, tote bags and sleeping bags. In addition, Musitha, 27, collects donations from individuals and local businesses to buy essentials such as school bags, shoes, stationery and sanitary towels for needy learners. She is the 2019 recipient of the PETCO Youth Waste Reduction Warrior for actively participating in clean-up projects in her community.  Musitha’s message to other women is: “Woman, you are multi-faceted and the world is literally your oyster. You will be anything you want to be; please put your best foot forward.”

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