Frustration fuels creativity: Smart youth start recycling initiative

Frustration fuels creativity: Smart youth start recycling initiative

- Local youth have started an initiative to turn waste products into functional furniture to use in cleaned-up dumping sites

- A Facebook post explained how young people have made chairs from old tyres to use in dump sites that they plan on cleaning

- The post was at the receiving end of applause from South Africans who commended the youths

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Starting the week off on a nice and motivational chapter are these young people from Port Elizabeth. According to Anele Ryu Zephe's post in Facebook group, ImStaying, the youngsters have begun a "clean-up" initiative.

Not only that, but they will also be using waste material found at the dump sites that they will be turning into parks to create furniture to complement the newly-cleaned-up areas. The post, which featured a photo of the hands-on young men working hard on their recycled tyre tables and chairs, was captioned:

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The inspirational and motivational post was met with a ton of reactions from Facebookers who were not only impressed but also moved by the young people's determination to take things into their own hands but their determination to make South Africa not only a better but a cleaner place.

Frustration fuels creativity: Smart youth start recycling initiative
SA youths making furniture for the dumps they clean up and convert. Source: Facebook/Iz'koli
Source: Facebook

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While many of the comments were just congratulatory messages, others were some helpful advice for the youth on how to better their home-made "park furniture". Read some of those comments below.

Bridget Hawkins said:

"Fantastic! Well done!"

Deirdre van Rooyen said:

"Fantastic initiative. Keep up the good work!"

Nomabandla Mavis Ntengento Mbumba said:

"You can also improve to this it all start with a dream but there is always a space for improvement."

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Mzansi man leaves SA simply impressed with his incredible skills also reported on a story about tyres when South African Springbok captain Siya Kolisi posted an amazing post on his Instagram account about how his wife Rachel Kolisi stepped up and helped a group of stranded strangers.

She got down and dirty and showed them how to remove the spare tyre.

"My wife helping a family who didn’t know how to take out the spare tyre. She told us to step aside please, I GOT THIS ! #influencingatitsfinest I was gonna help but I was too proud, I had to take a photo."

Of course, this meant that Siya had to immediately hand in his man card. Fans showered Rachel with praise for showing that women can do as much as men. The happy couple are currently enjoying a lovely holiday at Mdludli Safari Lodge.

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