With a passion for the environment and experience in recycling, a team of teenagers from Toyen created Jalla Miljø, a sustainable recycling urban transport business that creates job opportunities for vulnerable young people.
Jalla Miljø is an electric cargo bike trash recycling and source sorting service that collects trash and other residual waste from festivals, private homes and housing associations and transports it to environmental stations around the city of Oslo.
The youth company works for a healthier and more sustainable environment, where residents get help with source sorting, and young people are rehabilitated with job trainings and part-time work as JALLA cyclists. A win-win situation.
Qais, one of the founders, grew up on Grünerløkka and as a teenager, he was involved in environments that made him want other opportunities for himself and his friends: "I want to show them that there is a different path than the one they are on and that there are better opportunities.” Together with his Jalla Miljø team, they won the award for Best Social Entrepreneurs during the National Championships for youth companies in 2019.