Qwenu’s top companies changing Africa | Wecyclers: disrupting waste recycling in Nigeria

Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Wecyclers has created a new narrative in Nigeria’s recycling industry. The social enterprise came with a long-needed model for waste collection, enabling it to record massive growth and impact within a very short while.

Perturbed by the huge heaps of waste that envelope Lagos communities, Adebiyi-Abiola, who holds an MBA from MIT Sloan and a few other qualifications, put a team together to establish a waste recycling company in 2012. She funded Wecyclers from scratch until it received $55,000 support from the Steve Case Foundation in 2015.