Environment & Green

Here are some of the most interesting business ideas in Africa’s vast Environment & Green initiatives market

Why Sustainability Makes Good Business Sense: Success stories from Africa

By |2019-05-07T17:41:50+01:00October 13th, 2017|Environment & Green, Get Inspired!, Sponsored Content|

Sponsored post You’ve likely heard of business “going green.” From installing solar panels on rooftops, utilising recycling bins, and switching off lights after hours, there are a number of ways both employers and employees can adjust their behaviour to operate in an environmentally responsible way. But that’s just one part of building a sustainable business. [...]

Making Charcoal from Human Waste — An Interesting African Solution to an African Problem

By |2017-03-01T17:21:03+01:00November 24th, 2016|Business ideas, Energy & Power, Environment & Green, Get Inspired!, Videos|

Sanitation and cooking fuels are two of Africa's biggest problems. What we haven't realised is one of them is a solution for the other. I'll tell you how. Many of Africa's big cities have a bad reputation for poor waste management. Due to unregulated dumps and improper drainage and sewage systems, collected human waste is [...]

Wonderful! Meet the cooking stove that runs 100 percent on Solar Energy

By |2017-03-01T17:21:09+01:00July 21st, 2016|Energy & Power, Environment & Green, Get Inspired!, Videos|

Fire Solutions, a small business in South Africa and its technical partners, GoSol of Finland have created an amazing prototype of a solar cooking stove that generates a tremendous amount of heat from the sun to cook, bake and heat food. Many parts of Africa enjoy more than 300 days of free and abundant sunlight. [...]

Awesome! This Nigerian Entrepreneur Turned A Deadly Plant into a Thriving Business

By |2016-01-22T17:24:57+01:00February 11th, 2016|Environment & Green, Get Inspired!, Videos|

The water hyacinth may look like a harmless, even beautiful flowering plant — but it's actually an invasive aquatic weed, and an environmental hazard that can make life unbearable for people who depend on inland waterways. In parts of Nigeria, the water hyacinth clogs waterways, stopping trade, interrupting schooling and disrupting everyday life. In this inspiring [...]

Plastic Shopping Bags Will Soon Be History In Africa. See How This Smart Entrepreneur Is Making Money From The Change…

By |2017-03-01T17:21:27+01:00November 9th, 2015|Environment & Green, Get Inspired!|

Hey there, greetings from Cameroon! Over the last week, I’ve been touring this beautiful country for a series of seminars on entrepreneurship and small business. It’s been an exciting experience and I’ve been to Bamenda, Douala, Yaounde, Buea and Limbe on this high-energy journey. I’ll fill you in on the details in another article when [...]

Making Money From Trash – Meet Africa’s Top 5 Entrepreneurs in the Waste Recycling Business

By |2017-09-02T01:12:54+01:00February 15th, 2015|Business ideas, Environment & Green, Get Inspired!|

Uncollected trash is a very big problem in developing regions of the world, especially Africa. According to a World Bank Urban Development Series report, Africa currently produces just about 70 million tons of waste every year. With its rapid urbanization and growing economies, waste production in Africa will exceed 160 million tons by the year [...]

‘Shit business is serious business’ – an amazing mobile toilet success story from Lagos, Nigeria

By |2017-03-01T17:21:50+01:00September 16th, 2013|Environment & Green, Get Inspired!|

You're about to gain some business insights from this interesting mobile toilet success story from Lagos, Nigeria. If you’re an entrepreneur at heart, you’re probably always looking for the next best business idea. Many of us believe that great business ideas should be something totally new and unheard of; something like the next Facebook, a [...]

Patrick Ngowi – The young entrepreneur who built a multi-million dollar business from solar energy

By |2017-03-01T17:21:53+01:00August 1st, 2013|Energy & Power, Environment & Green, Get Inspired!|

Patrick Ngowi showed the signs of entrepreneurship early in life. From supplying mobile call credit to local vendors in his home country, Tanzania, Patrick became an importer and dealer in cheap mobile phones which he mostly sold to rural people. Noticing that many of his customers had no electricity to charge their phone batteries, Patrick saw [...]

Solar energy is Africa’s next big thing! How entrepreneurs can exploit this lucrative but untapped opportunity

By |2017-09-18T10:39:39+01:00August 1st, 2013|Business ideas, Energy & Power, Environment & Green|

Do you know how huge the potential for the solar energy business in Africa really is? This article will open your eyes to the amazing realities Electricity supply in Africa is in a very sorry state. Millions of Africans now have mobile phones with no electricity to charge batteries. In many countries on the continent, [...]

Lorna Rutto – The innovative entrepreneur who creates wealth and jobs from plastic waste

By |2017-03-01T17:21:56+01:00June 16th, 2013|Environment & Green, Get Inspired!|

Lorna Rutto resigned her comfortable banking job in 2009 to start EcoPost, a small plastic recycling business. Her business uses plastic waste collected from dumpsites and garbage cans across Nairobi to manufacture fencing posts. These posts, which are used to fence houses and forest reserves, are becoming a preferred alternative to timber. So far, her [...]