Clean Technology

Gedeihen recyclers : converting waste into commercially viable products

Written by UGONNA NWEKWURU

Tell us a few words about the founders and how the idea came 

The founder is a 27 years old social entrepreneur, so passionate of providing a lasting solution to the improper waste management that end up in drainages, dumpsite, and landfill. The idea was born as a passion of getting things done the right way and live a life of purpose where I can give back something to the society by adopting how waste management is done in developed countries.

Your products and services 

PET bottles, containers are made of a hydrocarbon called PolyEthylene Terephthalate, or PET, for short. The synthetic fiber produced is valuable raw material that supports various local industries in producing textiles, mattresses, pillows, sofas, roofing sheets and insulation for buildings

Your success factors 

We have secured over 500,000 households, cooperate organization and manufactures of plastic related material on our database that we collect plastic bottles on daily basis and also secured clients that are ever ready and dire need to buy-back any quantity 

Your factors differentiating and disruptive compared to the existing 

Point-based incentive scheme

Your business model  

We make money by selling baled plastic bottles in metric tons to local and foreign manufacturers of fibre related materials for production of sofas, mattress, pillow 

A few words about your competitors

My competitors are not innovative and also restricted to only one community while we added some incentive base scheme to motivate households to gather the plastic bottles for collection.

Your website 

www.gedeihenrecyclers.com

 

About the author

UGONNA NWEKWURU

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