Every week, the tribe connects all aggregators and in turn the collectors supporting them with unwavering advocacy, and encouraging its vast audience across Nigeria on the impact of their collection and its role in Nigeria’s sustainable development.
The program which will run for about 24 months will seek to enhance environmental resilience by preventing the flow of plastic waste, especially PET, to water ways and landfills through an aggressive and organized system that targets about 25,000 MT of waste. The ultimate objective of the program is to support and accelerate the growing opportunity spectrum of bottle-to-bottle recycling value chain which is still nascent in the Country.
The initiative will also empower 3000 female collectors and micro aggregators across 6 states of Nigeria, representing key hubs where increased urban migration and economic activity coupled with a poor waste management system has exacerbated the waste concerns in the country.Target participants will receive training on effective and efficient collection methods, hygiene skills while working in waste and will also receive materials including PPE to ensure their safety. The program seeks to help participants, through their transferable skills program, to improve earning capacity of the women by 200% from current earnings of about $2 a day.