Restoring communities across the globe


Community Action Against Plastic Waste (CAPws) is a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) accredited not-for-profit and non-governmental grassroots organization advancing a toxic-free circular plastic economy through strategic public policy and innovative practices for just, inclusive and sustainable development in over 71 vulnerable communities across 21 countries in Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean. We are headquartered in Nigeria with over 3,000 network individual and organization members representing young scientists, community organizers, informal waste pickers, informal recyclers, community associations, markets associations, youth groups, schools, universities and women groups.

In 2021, we launched #RestorationX10000 which is aimed at empowering 10,000 youths and women by 2025 with capacity to lead community initiatives to collect, sort, process, repair, repurpose, reuse and recycle plastic waste in their communities while creating decent green jobs and a healthy environment free of plastic pollution in disadvantaged communities. We have expertise in capacity strengthening for various stakeholders, such as governments, civil society, and informal waste pickers and workers.

UN Sustainable Development Goals
UN Sustainable Development Goals
CAPws Community Rwanda @ Shyorongi/Ngoma - Rulindo
CAPws Community Rwanda @ Shyorongi/Ngoma - Rulindo

What have we done?

In our short time of running, CAPws has grown into a global phenomenon, with cleanup and restoration activities across three (3) continents. As a commitment to our purpose, we are not stopping at any cost in our drive to empower more than 10000 youth leaders driving change and climate actions in their communities.


Plastic wastes collected


Waste Materials

59 Units

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