Impossible Series

Creating a Market for Plastic Waste in Nigeria

Uncollected recyclable trash has turned into a massive problem. Traditional methods have proven inadequate. We speak with co-founder of Wecyclers to learn how they went from the impossible and created a market for plastic waste in Nigeria.

On-Demand | 63 Minutes

Originally Recorded on January 5, 2022


About this webinar

Uncollected recyclable trash has turned into a massive problem, especially in many cities in growth economies like Nigeria. Lagos, Nigeria, with 20 million people, is no exception. The traditional methods have proven inadequate and residents struggle to dispose of their recyclable trash in an efficient, safe way. Until, that is, Wecyclers was founded.

In this episode, we sit down with the founder of Wecyclers, Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola, to learn more about what inspired this mission, how the business model works, and how they went from the impossible to creating a market for plastic waste in Nigeria.

About Wecyclers

Wecyclers is a for-profit social enterprise that promotes environmental sustainability, socio-economic development, and community health by providing convenient recycling services in densely populated urban neighborhoods. The organization gives households a chance to generate value from their waste and provide a reliable supply of raw material to the local recycling industry.

Meet The Presenters

Efosa Ojomo

Efosa Ojomo

Director of Global Prosperity at the Clayton Christensen Institute

Jay Chikobe

Jay Chikobe

Associate on the Design & Innovation Series at Resonance Global


Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola

Founder, Wecyclers

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