C O L I B A COTE D\’IVOIRE Technology, plastic waste

C O L I B A COTE D\’IVOIRE

C O L I B A COTE D\’IVOIRE

COLIBA is a Web, mobile and SMS platform that connects households and businesses with affiliated plastic waste collectors in Côte d’Ivoire. In exchange for the plastic collected, users receive points which can be converted into data (internet) and basic food products. We then transform the collected plastics into flakes and pellets before being sold to local industries. With this economic model, we provide three major solutions:Preserving the environment: each year, Côte d’Ivoire produces more than 200,000 tonnes of plastic waste. Unfortunately, 90% of it is not recycled. They end up either in the landfill, burned, buried or thrown in the lagoon, which is catastrophic and dangerous for our environment.Creating jobs: according to the Ivorian government, the green sector represents at least 10,000 potential jobs while + 45% of Ivorians have no stable employment. So this is a great opportunity to create green and sustainable jobs. In less than 3 years of activity, COLIBA has created more than 52 jobs, 70% of which are women and 14 full-time. Formalize an entire sector: 94% of the plastic waste economy operates in the informal sector.With mobile technology, we are tackling the sector of plastic waste pre-collection. What would have been impossible for a formal business in Africa just a few years ago. Technology has made this possible today. Our goal is to simplify the way people manage their waste, offer them a simple solution, and in turn recycle bet

Stage Growth stage EST August 2017
Sectors Clean technology, Smart city solutions, Waste management and recycling
Location Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Markets Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana - in urban areas
Customer model B2B2C
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