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Clean Marondera – A Zero Waste Community Based Organisation

Elizabeth Ma Nyasha, the founder of “Clean Marondera” a waste management organization, Shared her inspiring story with us where she told us how her organization is making wonders from waste and empowering her community with her innovative products.


Clean Marondera, a ZeroWaste community based organization of Zimbabwe, started with the vision to clean Marondera city and upcycling waste into something valuable. Their projects started in 2014 with few people but they gradually gained support from the local community. Clean Marondera organization is also a training center where people can learn the value of upcycling and making something innovative with trash, which not only solve the problem of waste management but also provide employment for various people who are involved in trash collection, rag picking and junk selling works.

Elizabeth told in her documentary, she has started her project in 2014, to manage the discarded waste. she came up with an idea to turn waste into cash. All her work is done voluntarily, she is doing her work without any monetary help. All her eco products are handmade and made by local community people.

Zero Waste Products By Clean Marondera…


In order to make ECO products, they first collect waste from nearby residential areas, this waste further goes through different processes. They sort these waste materials for upcycling and recycling purposes. The waste which is chosen for upcycling is converted into amazing eco products and the rest of the recyclable material is sold.

They create different products like reusable bags, mats, hats, school bags etc. People of this ZeroWaste community sell their handmade eco products, which enables them to pay for their children’s school fees. This ecopreneurship journey has empowered them to be self dependent and change makers for the environment.

Their products are sustainable and produce zero waste. They make eco products with waste clothes, plastic, tetra packs, wrappers and e – waste by hand swing methods. If we talk about the market price of their eco products, each product costs under 5 USD.

To know more about their work @ Clean Marondera

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Zero Waste & Soild Deodorant Bar! How to make Deodorant Bar at home?

The aim of every sustainable person is to attain more and more environment conscious lifestyle. To make your sustainability journey more comfortable and green. I am going to share a wonderful method to make your own Deodorant Bar, that is vegan, portable and wastefree. Continue reading because this one is different than others DIY Deodorant recipes.

Let’s make a pro version of Zero Waste & Vegan Deodorant

Things you need:

  • 1 tbsp cup shea butter (natural moisturizer)
  • 1 tbsp cup cocoa butter
  • 1 tbsps coconut Oil (nourishing)
  • 1-1.5 tbsps arrowroot powder (keeps your pits dry)
  • 20 drops of lemon essential oil or your favourite essential oil (natural fragrance)
  • 2 tbsps candelilla wax or any vegan wax (this prevents the bar from melting)

Steps To Make Vegan Deodorant Bar

  • Step 1 – Put shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, and candelilla wax in a bowl.
  • Step 2 – Place the bowl with ingredients on another pot with some water in it. (Use double broiler if you have it)
  • Step 3 – Let all the ingredients melt.
  • Step 4 – Make sure the wax has melted completely. (It may take time)
  • Step 5 – Add arrowroot powder and essential oil. Mix everything well.
  • Step 6 – Pour the melted mixer in a mold and leave it to set until solid. Your Deodorant Bar is ready. Store it in a cool place.

Benefits of Using This Deodorant Bar

  • Eco Friendly
  • Portable
  • Waste free
  • Vegan
  • Natural and Skin friendly
  • Good for green consumerism

You could make bunch of these Deodorant Bars for you and your close ones. Or you could start selling these Deodorant Bar for eco friendly consumers. What are your views on this idea? Let me know!

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