Episode 002: Bilikiss Abiola – Building a Profitable Recycling Platform, Shaping Public Policy and Creating Jobs

In this second episode of the podcast series, Building the Future with Dotun, Dotun Olowoporoku discusses with Bilikiss Abiola, founder/CEO of Wecyclers.

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“I’m used to being the odd one out”

On this episode, I discuss waste, upcycling and making social impact with Wecyclers’ CEO, Bilikiss Abiola.

I met Bilikiss in 2015, and the first thing that struck me was her passion. Bilikiss is a force. And I have huge respect for her and what she is doing. It was a pleasure to sit down with her to have this interview in Lagos.

Wecyclers offers a convenient recycling service using a fleet of low-cost cargo bikes. In exchange for waste, low-income households earn redeemable points which can be used to buy food and other items.

In April, Wecyclers partnered with Lagos State Waste Management (LAWMA) for the #LagosIsRecycling Campaign in partnership with Unilever, DHL, Nigerian Bottling Company, UKAID, FCMB, and others.

More recently, Bilikiss was awarded the prestigious ‘International Grand Prize’ at Le Monde’s Smart Cities Innovation Awards for her work with Wecyclers.

For more details about this podcast, go tohttp://www.thestarta.com/articles/podcast/btf-002-bilikiss-abiola-building-profitable-recycling-platform-shaping-public-policy-creating-jobs/

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