Pedal-powered recycling in Nigeria

Pedal-powered recycling in Nigeria
Pedal-powered recycling in Nigeria
Resource Type: Initiative
By: Wecyclers
Year of publication: 2014

Wecyclers offers convenient household recycling service using a fleet of low-cost cargo bikes. We are powering social change using the environment by allowing people in low-income communities to capture value from their waste.

Wecyclers aims to build a low-cost waste collection infrastructure while raising general awareness on the importance of recycling for environmental sustainability and social welfare gained from reduction in pollution and diseases like malaria.

Wecyclers works in partnership with the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) and collects recyclable waste, including plastic bottles, plastic bags, and aluminum cans, at the household level using low-cost bicycle-powered collection vehicles called “wecycles”.

Wecyclers rewards households with redeemable points based on the volume and quality of recyclables that they give us. Wecyclers sort and aggregate the materials and then sells it to Nigerian recyclers.

Location(s) covered in resource: Lagos, Nigeria
Language(s): English
Website: Wecyclers.com
Additional comments: Winner of the 2014 Sustainia100 Award, the Cartiers Women Initiative Award and the 2013 Tech Awards
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