How It Works

How It Works

How It Works | Litter4tokens

How it works –

  1. One bag of litter (plastic, paper, tin, glass) = 1 token
  2. The materials make their way back to retailers or recycling plants.
  3. Retailers then stock token shops so the consumers and L4T communities can purchase more goods to survive = circular economy and a win-win for all – the retailers, consumers and the environment!
  4. Each token shop costs R8 000p/m ($400) OR 1600 bags at R5 a bag
  5. 1600 people employed across 7 communities (Kwadukuza, Ethekweni, Mpumalanga, Estcourt, Richards Bay, PE and East London).
  6. Participants see a value in the litter and don’t dump it in the rivers.


  1. instill pride while also educating, cleaning up the communities, and preventing the plastic from entering the environment our ocean.
  2. create jobs and empower people across the country
  3. enable the youth of South Africa through education
  4. break the cycle of poverty and inequality in their lives
  5. Litter4token positively addressing climate change, global public health, and global poverty at the same time

Support needed!

  1. We want to grow across South Africa other African nations as well as in the USA and across the world.
  2. We need a partner to help us become more sustainable and fund our token shops across the country but every bit helps as we can only do this together! No amount to small!
  3. Government and Private sector partnership
  4. Support for our Mermaid Tear Catchers and data collection the sale of these which helps stock our token shops across the country
  5. Volunteers & recycling partners