Wecyclers is a for-profit social enterprise that promotes environmental sustainability, socioeconomic development, and community health by providing convenient recycling services in densely populated urban neighborhoods. They give households a chance to generate value from their waste and provide a reliable supply of raw material to the local recycling industry.
Their solution is the rewards-for-recycling platform that incentivizes people in low-income communities to capture value from recyclable waste. This platform is built on a fleet of relatively cheap, and locally assembled, cargo bikes called “wecycles” that collectors use to pick up recyclable waste from households and deliver the materials to their collection, sorting, and packaging hubs located around Lagos. As they give materials to Wecyclers, they reward their service subscribers with points per kilogram of recycled waste, which they can exchange for essential goods such as food and household items.