- A young Nigerian man identified as Victor BK is making money from waste materials
- The man is creating face masks and shields with waste materials at a time coronavirus is wreaking havoc around the world
- BK has advised people to treat their wastes with respect so as to make it easy for people like him to recycle them
When many people are disposing waste materials because they are useless to them, a Nigerian man identified as Victor BK is recycling them and smiling to the bank with the proceeds of the sales.
The emergence of COVID-19 inspired the young man to recycle waste materials and use them in making face shields and masks.
In an interview with BBC Pidgin, Victor said he and his team would go around collecting waste materials and people would often wonder what they would use the materials for.
The young man called on Nigerians to treat their wastes with respect so as to enable him and others to recycle them and make different products out of them.
Victor said he is a coronavirus survivor and he knows how deadly the disease is, adding that people should ensure that they keep safe every time.
In similar news, Thandiwe and Thandeka Mzukwa are Sunnyside's twin sisters who are turning trash into money. Their inspiration came after many unsuccessful years of looking for employment.
Thandiwe and Thandeka, 34, have since purchased a Chana bakkie, H1 Truck and Toyota Yaris hatchback with the money they made from recycling. They also pay rent for their flat in the notorious street, Gerrardmoerdyk.
The Mzukwa twin sisters, who grew up in the rural village of Nqamakwe in Eastern Cape, both completed their distance learning qualifications through Unisa, also from the money they made from their recycling business.