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International Women’s Day celebration: Celebrating Balikiss Adebiyi-Abiola

Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola Co-founder Wecyclers is a budding entrepreneur and pace setter.

Bilikiss started the company with her co-founders in 2012 after she returned from the US to Nigeria after spending 13 years there. Wecyclers is based in Lagos State, Nigeria.

She had her Masters degree in Vanderbilt University, she studied a Specialist subject in Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT.

Her interest for waste recycling started during a program she attended while in Sloan School of Management.

She developed this idea while in the US during her Development Ventures class.
Her return to the country to establish the waste recycling company created job employment which impacted and touched the society positively.

She kicked start using cargo bicycles called Wecycles to recycle waste from different households.

She won the Cartier Women’s Initiative Award for Sub-Saharan Africa in 2013.
Sustaining a March Tech Award
Yunus Challenge Prize at the MIT global challenge competition.

She stepped down as the CEO in 2017 due to her appointment by the Lagos State Government to be the General Manager of LASPARK. Handing over to her husband Olawale Adebiyi to take off as the CEO.

For every household where rubbish were recycled they (household) get a reward by an Incentive, based on every Kilogram recycled an SMS would be sent to them.

Wecyclers work in partnership with Lagos State Waste Management Agency and has 11,000 household registered.
Signed a deal with Guinness Nigeria, Coca-Cola, GlaxoSmithKline.


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