empowering agents for a

Circular Economy

Discover the power of the circular economy, where resources are maximized, waste is minimized and solutions drive a prosperous and sustainable future.



already joined Changemakers and made an impact in their communities


Social Businesses

involving the informal sector and other stakeholders manage plastic waste


tonnes of otherwise uncollected plastic waste

are getting collected and processed

We combat plastic pollution

Plastic waste pollution is a major threat in cities as well as in rural areas. At the same time, working to combat plastic waste can also be an opportunity for social entrepreneurs that deal with the waste. They can improve working conditions and increase livelihood opportunities for the informal sector. Therefore, they contribute to the creation of new jobs for a cleaner and more secure environment.

Soceo is actively combatting plastic pollution through different projects, following a holistic approach:

  • We conduct research to find out more about hotspots of plastic waste generation or the socio-economic background of informal waste collectors.

  • In our social entrepreneurship program, we empower our partner organizations to start engaging in collecting, segregating and recycling of otherwise uncollected plastic waste in vulnerable ecosystems.
  • To influence societies towards more sustainable practices around plastic and its waste management, our in-house developed co-curricular educational program “Changemakers” empowers students with the knowledge and tools to manage plastic waste sustainably. They become agents of change for a more sustainable future.

Agents of change: Empowering the next generation

Soceo’s co-curricular educational program provides students with the required knowledge and tools to manage plastic waste sustainably.

Social Entrepreneurs for a clean environment

Soceo empowers its partner organizations as part of its social entrepreneurship program to contribute to managing plastic waste sustainably.

“Ending plastic waste and embracing a circular economy is one of the most important tasks of our time. At Soceo, we are actively contributing to a more sustainable and circular future”

Sarah Gekeler

Senior Project Manager

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