At Ecobarter, we choose to Reuse and Recycle
Ecobarter is a leading waste recovery, reusing and recycling enterprise poised to promote a recycling and responsible-consumption culture in Nigeria.
We are working to foster a behavioral change towards consumption and waste management in Nigeria and across Africa by providing recycling banks where waste can be exchanged for cash or vouchers.
In collaboration with other change agents, we turn some of these accumulated recyclables into functional products for everyday use while others are baled and sent to recycling factories.
Our strength is the the dedication of our team as change agents and in the strategic partnerships we constantly seek to make.
Your Waste is a Currency We Value and together we will achieve the sustainable development goals.
With the understanding that as humans, we need certain resources from within the earth, the knowledge of the dynamics of Earth and its terrifying response to over-exploitation. Ecobarter was conceived in 2016 by a Geoscientist, Rita Idehai.
Initially thought be an exclusive recycling initiative operating an incentive based curbside scheme until enough grounds was gained and/or funds raised to start a waste to fabric factory, Ecobarter soon changed its direction to make recovery and reusing its core.
The decision to run recycling collection centers/banks as opposed to curbsides was made partly for logistics reasons and majorly for users to make conscious investment in recycling.
With extensive experience in handmade jewelry making, and a passion for creative artisanal working our upcycling store began with the goal of making functional products from waste available on our store. We hoped users would see that life was left in every material they regarded waste and would begin to reduce, reuse or recycle instead.
Our main goal is help as many people as possible see that there is life in waste and it should be valued
Climate Action: we are saving the climate and earth at large of harmful substances released when materials are manufactured and/or wasted
Responsible Consumption and Production: subtly, we are fostering a recycling culture in Nigeria
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure: we provide a steady supply of uncontaminated raw material for recycling companies. one-third of world manufactured aluminum is made from scrap aluminum and the paper industry is also starting to use large percent of scrap papers as opposed to virgin pulps, our scheme makes available a constant supply of material to these industries
Sustainable communities and cities: an estimated 2 billions tons of waste is dumped globally. Nigeria alone generates over 32 million tons annually out of which, only 20-30% is collected by existing waste management practices. We divert waste from landfills, thereby promoting cleaner environments
We help users capture value from their waste: while it is everyone’s duty to protect earth, we make the transition easier. We give users a little incentive as motivation
We make awesome up-cycled items: we collect used appliances from individuals and make awesome stuffs from them. We convert waste to art
Partnership for the goals: one household and business at a time, we are getting people involved in achieving sustainable development goals
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