Wecyclers is a start-up that is helping to create a new economy in Lagos, Nigeria. Supported by the government, their current business model is to pick up recyclable material every week from their subscribers' homes, sort it and sell it to industrial partners. As in most of the developing world, waste is a growing, toxic problem.
Wecyclers use low-cost tricycles as their means of collecting plastic, metal, and other materials that have an existing market. Their subscribers live in low-income areas with little experience and no infrastructure for managing waste.
Their cooperative business model is different from the ones employed by Recnowa, the Garbage Clinical Insurance and the WOW Farm but is also focused on creating a positive social impact, job creation and reducing waste.
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Featured image: Wecyclers bicycle via RoadtoLasGidi