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 […]

For Olakeyede, passion has turned into work

I have always been passionate about the environment and climate change as it is without any doubt one of the greatest challenges we face in our world today. In my final year at the University of Manchester, I took up a research project on renewable energy potential in developing countries. After I graduated, I decided […]

Top 10 Things You Should Be Recycling

If you are just getting started or have been recycling forever, here are some of the top materials you should be recycling right now…   We all know that recycling is a good thing. It requires less energy, uses up fewer natural resources and keeps waste out of our local landfills. If you are just […]

Wecyclers and Gems4 mark World Earth Day

To mark this years’ World Earth Day, We opened our hub to the public to learn about what we do with recyclables and we also in partnership with GEMS 4 had our subscibers redeem their points for cash and household items. Elated subscribers were full of thanks to us and our partners, GEMS 4. Several […]