Wecyclers is a social enterprise which incentivizes people living in poor areas of Lagos to recycle their household waste, preventing it from piling up. Lagos born and raised Founder and CEO Bilikiss Adebeyi, previously worked at IBM and conceived of the idea whilst doing an MBA at MIT business school. At 31 she is a
Lagos, Nigeria, is home to 21 million people, but only 40% of their trash is collected. The rest ends up in heaps, spreading disease. To lessen the burden, a local named Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola launched the recycling startup Wecyclers. Its challenge: Teach people to care about trash. http://www.fastcompany.com/3039733/my-way/turning-trash-into-treasure
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Congratulations to Nigerian recycling initiative Wecyclers on winning the Sustainia Award 2014. Based in the city of Lagos, Wecyclers is empowering local communities to make money of the unmanaged waste piling up in their street. So far, more than 5,000 households have signed up to create healthier and wealthier neighborhoods in the city. A strong
Uncollected trash is a huge problem in the developing world. By estimates only 10% of solid waste in Africa is collected, resulting in pollution, disease and environmental crisis, but most of this materials are recyclable. Wecyclers uses bicycle powered collection vehicles to create a sustainable solution to this waste crisis.
Just a few years ago, the idea of getting rewarded for your waste seemed impossible in Nigeria, on the contrary people paid to dispose waste, but since 2012 when Wecyclers launched in Nigeria as pioneers in the formal recycling sector, the trend of recycling has grown tremendously. However there still remains a lot more to
by Omoukpon Unuigbe On April 27, Wecyclers joined Susty Vibes as the team celebrated their One Year Anniversary with an outreach program in their #StareDownOnPollution campaign. One of the members of the Wecyclers Volunteer Initiative, shares her experience below: “My name is Omo and I was at the Susty Vibes Mushin Street Conference in partnership