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Video from G-lish Foundation in Ghana

Video from G-lish Foundation in Ghana

A quick link to recycled Bolga basket production video and the work in Ghana by G-lish Foundation. G-lish Foundation is a registered NGO in Ghana that develops income generating projects using recycled materials in impoverished rural communities. We retail our baskets online, in Australia and in Ghana. Have a look at our unique, innovative andContinue Reading

Bolga Basket Winner and Update

Bolga Basket Winner and Update

Congratulations to Joanna Orr from the UK, our first winner of the monthly competition for subscribers to G-lish. We’ve been in contact with Joanna who is excited to be a winner–the first one at that. A Bolga basket will be finding a new home in England shortly. Anyone who wishes to have a chance toContinue Reading

Photos: Recycled Bolga baskets

Photos: Recycled Bolga baskets

A selection of photos of the recent recycled Bolga baskets from Bolgatanga in Ghana at Trashy Bags in Accra.Continue Reading

Trashy in Name Only

Bolga Baskets: Each basket uses 170 pure water plastic bags on average, and about 1.7 yards of recycled cloth, that would otherwise be burnt along with the plastic.Continue Reading

My Silent Goaty Oaty Oaty Oaty Oaty

If you would rather enjoy your plastic on the outside, then take a twenty minute trip to Trashy Bags in Accra where plastic is recycled into brilliant, handmade bags and purses.Continue Reading

A Plastic Bag, by Any Other Name…

A stroll along any road in virtually any city or village in Ghana invites ugly scenes: plastic rubbish virtually everywhere. It’s one of the major complaints tourists have about traveling in Ghana.Continue Reading

Rubbish Rubbish Everywhere, Ghana’s on the Brink

Plastic bags are to the Ghana landscape what fallen leaves are to Autumn landscapes in cooler parts of the world. Unfortunately, this is not a seasonal phenomenon; it’s a 365 day a year phenomenon.Continue Reading

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