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Avystos Trading and Projects

What does your company do?

Avystos is a green business which focuses on urban mining through electronic waste recycling. the company was established in 2021 with a motive to address the incorrect disposal of e-waste which is harmful to the environment and ecosystem. our service includes but not limited to E-waste recycling solutions , secure data destruction and precious metals recovery. we proud to share that since the inception of our company, we have recycled over 15 tons of e-waste from landfills. and to date we have made social, environmental and economic impact by creating two permanent jobs, 6 casual employment and have noticed great behavioural changes in terms of e-waste handling from impacted groups.our goal is to widen our impact reach by 50% in 2024

What is your biggest success?

I am passionate about our environment and my passion is driven from protecting it. it is for this reason that I decided to quit working in a corporate environment to pursue entrepreneurship at the age of 21. throughout my entrepreneurship journey, I have learnt more about my skills, capabilities as well as my weaknesses which I have turned into my strength. I have secured a Business management Training certificate in 2022, which taught me fundamentals of running a successful business. This gave me confidence to strive to work more into protecting our environment in order to reduce climate change in SA. I am grateful that through my work I have received recognition and award for South African Woman Entrepreneurs in Climate Change Award (SiAWECCA) from Indalo Inclusive NPO. In 2023 I was part of De Beers Group Trailblazer cohort which was focused on delivering sustainable positive impact to both society and the environment, with a focus on waste reduction and circularity, green energy transition, water and hygiene, nature-based solutions and biodiversity conservation.

What has been your biggest hurdle?

It became a challenge for me as a new entrepreneur in the field of waste which is male dominated. my challenges started when I tried to penetrate the market, I would go for three months without making any ewaste collection to no sales at all , but I never gave up on my vision to strive to protect our environment while creating employment