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War on waste makes sustainable business more profitable – BBC

War on waste makes sustainable business more profitable – BBC

Every week in Lagos, Nigeria, a fleet of cargo bicycles goes round people’s homes picking up plastics, cans and sachets. The residents receive points based on the weight of recyclables they collect, which they can redeem for basic food items, consumer electronics, or cash.The company, which works in partnership with the Lagos Waste Management Authority,

The custom-made tricycles driving Lagos’s slum waste revolution – CNN

The custom-made tricycles driving Lagos’s slum waste revolution – CNN

It’s a bright May morning and the purple-shirted army of tricycle drivers is on the streets of Lagos once again. Eyes trained ahead, they zip past traffic on their specially-modified vehicles, dipping in and out of the Nigerian megacity’s slums. This is the mobile division of Wecyclers, an innovative enterprise using an incentive-based program to

Fast Company – How One Local Entreprenuer Taught Lagos, Nigeria To Embrace Recycling

Fast Company – How One Local Entreprenuer Taught Lagos, Nigeria To Embrace Recycling

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