About Us

The Background Story

Nigeria is one of the largest consumers of plastics in Africa, accounting for 17% of consumption on the continent and is expected to exceed 40 million tonnes by 2030. Less than 10% waste generated in Nigeria is recycled with the majority ending up burned or in uncontrolled dumpsites. Though elusive, available data indicate most waste is generated by households, followed by local industries, artisans, and traders which litter the immediate surroundings and lead to environmental degradation, poor health and following rainfall, run-off into drains and watercourses. Improper collection and disposal of municipal waste is leading to an environmental catastrophe as the country currently lacks adequate investment or the implementation of an integrated waste management program. Working with FBRA, GIVO is focused on the primary consumer packaging plastic in household waste – Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polypropylene, High Density Polyethylene and Polystyrene – packaging with the highest value, and associated with FBRA PRO scheme.

About Us

GIVO (Garbage In Value Out) is a circular economy company that offers an end-to-end recycling solution using IoT-enabled devices to collect recyclable material directly from individuals, families, and businesses and process these materials into consumer and industrial goods. We also partner with mobile money service providers like Paga to improve the overall economic welfare of the waste generators (those who participate in our collection exercises) and drive financial inclusion through incentives, cashless transactions, and credit history.

GIVO started in response to the covid-19 pandemic and began making international standard PPE from recycled materials, but we have grown beyond making PPEs and have begun producing other sustainable and aesthetically pleasing products from the recycled materials collected during our recycling activities. Some of these products include Flower vases, Children’s Toys, and Christmas Ornaments. In the near future, we hope to increase the number of products we can produce.

What Drives Us

Mission

To Make Recycling Convenient, Rewarding And Sustainable

Vision

To Establish A Circular Economy In Africa.

What We Do

  • 01.
    Advocacy

    We educate communities (digitally and physically) on the need to recycle and reduce the amount of waste they produce.

  • 02.
    Recycling

    Through our collection centers (GIVO Center) and agents, we collect plastic wastes from neighborhoods and communities. These plastics are then processed into various reusable forms. We break the barriers people have in dropping their plastic wastes to the right channel by having GIVO centers in communities.

  • 03.
    Manufacturing

    We create economic value by making consumer goods from recycled plastics. We make products such as flower vases, tables, toys, etc. Our latest innovation is the plastic panel, made from 100% recycled plastics.

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