Trashy Bags Recycling & Sewing Workshop (Dzorwulu)
Anthony Horlu, a Global Mama since 2007

Anthony Horlu’s dedication to quality makes him a perfect fit at Trashy Bags. For Anthony, it’s not just about quality in the product, but quality in education and work. Anthony spent 12 years of his life voluntarily teaching tailoring at a vocational school in Ho, Ghana. The community’s support for the school had dwindled, but he was determined to make sure students received a decent education in a useful trade. When Anthony moved to Accra, he opened a small sewing kiosk. He was often frustrated by his customers’ and employees’ lack of appreciation for quality, but did what he had to do to support his wife and children. Trashy Bags provided Anthony with a loan to send his oldest son, Eugene, to secondary school in Koforidua. He is very thankful for the benefits he has received through the organization. Additionally, Anthony loves the environmental and economical benefits Trashy Bag provides for the community.  “Trashy is creating jobs!” he says.  


Global Mamas partners with Trashy Bags to produce accessories made from the recycled plastic of packaged drinking water (think plastic sachet vs. plastic bottle). Water sachets are the most popular item to buy on the streets of Ghana, and because of this, they also account for the majority of litter on the ground. Trashy Bags not only cleans up Ghana as they collect the littered drinking water sachets, but also works to inform the public about the environmental issues of litter and these non-biodegradable drink sachets.