Plastic waste management gets a makeover with a new Trashy Bags team in the country

Plastic bag waste management has received a major facelift after 15 years of dedicated service under the administration led by Mr. Stuart Gold of Trashy Bags Africa.

Trashy Bags Africa management on June 15, 2022 announced the official handover of the business to a newly formed team in the country.

The Trashy Bags project was started in 2007 by Mr. Stuart Gold, who spent 15 years building the business and product line. Stuart has remained with the business since the transformation and rebranding to Trashy Bags Africa in 2021.

At an event held at the company’s production facility in Abelemkpe, Accra, staff gathered to bid farewell to Mr. Gold and thank him for his years of service. Mr. Gold, in a speech, highlighted some of the successes and challenges over the years.

The factory team, led by Mr. Elvis Aboluah, presented him with a beautiful work of art created from recycled plastic.

As part of the handover celebration, every staff member was appreciated for their dedicated service, which is a typical way for an employer in Ghana to recognize good performance in the workforce.

The new management of Trashy Bags Africa says it is excited to embark on the next phase of the company’s journey and growth plans.

Some products

The company makes a variety of products including laptop bags, messenger bags, tote bags, backpacks, purses, wallets and reusable shopping bags from indiscriminately disposed plastic waste or from businesses.

The company has reprocessed approximately 30 million sachets since its creation. Each month, approximately 200,000 plastic bags are collected and brought to Trashy Bags Africa by a network of collectors employed by Trashy Bags. Its products are sold locally, sold online and exported to other countries.

Bryce K. Locke