Wecyclers Cleanup Day

Join us as we keep fit cleaning up the community by promoting recycling in Lagos communities.

Reducing Plastic Waste: What To Do

by Ajibola Ameerah Over 600,000 tons of plastic waste is generated yearly in Lagos State alone with a minute amount properly collected. One major problem of plastic, it is not degradable, at least not for so many years. A common sight is to see plastic waste laying virtually everywhere. The dangers of plastic waste pollution […]

Interning with Wecyclers has helped me build my skill – Aderayo

In a world where developing the right skill set and work experience is increasingly important in the workplace, people around the world are beginning to take up internship roles. The importance of an internship experience cannot be overstated.  Today, employers favor prospective employees who have done not only one internship but multiple internships.  A university […]

Textile Fabric made from Milk

Ajibola Ameerah As much as possible, we should aim at waste reduction, reuse, and recycling before throwing out the waste. If waste must go to the bin, please know that the waste may well be the source of wealth for someone. The idea behind all waste to wealth efforts is that most waste materials are […]

How I started Recycling

Our model solves the urban waste challenge for households by motivating families to recycle plastic bottles, plastic sachets, and aluminum cans through our SMS-based incentive program. For every kilogram of material that families recycle with us, they receive redeemable Wecyclers points over their cell phones in return. Families can then redeem their points for goods […]

Kitchen Waste Reusing 101: Eggshells

By Ajibola Ameerah Eggs are an excellent source of protein and choline, they are very affordable, found almost everywhere and can be consumed solely as a dish or combined with several other ingredients to make amazing delicacies. The question is, what do we do with the eggshells? Majority of us count it as waste and […]

From a subscriber to an Apostle; Jubril shares his story

Mrs Katimi Jibrin A.K.A Hajia is a supervisor at Wecyclers and manages 23 sorters and six recycle boys. Asides been a family woman with children on the home front including Jummai, her weekly routine involves managing the people who work with her at the hub and on Saturdays she joins the team on pick-ups and routine […]

For Jummai, diligence and commitment breeds success

“I’ve come to learn that there’s no shame in working with waste, they say if you want clean money you  have to get it from dirty”  says Jummai Sadiq, a member of the Wecyclers sorting team. Born and raised in Lagos, Jummai speaks four Nigerian languages, studied up to O levels, and hopes to join […]

Recycling Facts and Trivias

This day and age, there are a lot of people out there that take part in recycling. Some do it because they want to, and others do it because they are pushed to do so. Either way, recycling can really make a difference in the environment and it is something that more and more people […]

The Swedish Recycling Revolution

With its ongoing recycling revolution, less than one per cent of Sweden’s household waste ends up in a rubbish dump. The rest is recycled in different ways. Towards zero waste Wouldn’t it be great if no household waste was wasted? If each and every item of refuse was turned into something else – new products, raw […]

Weka: A Tanzanian Opportunity

Around Africa, the success story of Wecyclers has inspired a waste management movement, one of which is WEKA of Tanzania. Noella Moshi shares with us what is special about WEKA and how the organisation is changing the way people think of waste in Tanzania. Tanzania is a beautiful place. Over 1.1 million tourists visited the country in […]