Our Impact

Our solution aims to reduce plastic pollution and its impact on the environment
and climate. By collecting and recycling plastic waste, we are able to save 750
tons of CO2 per month, contributing to a cleaner and more sustainable planet.

Our Commitment

We Are...

We are committed to creating social impact by integrating informal waste collectors into our value chain, creating employment opportunities, and sensitizing the public about the dangers of non-biodegradable plastic. Through our system, we can empower street kids to work with us by collecting plastic bottles and returning them to collection points, providing them with a source of income and reducing their reliance on begging or resorting to violence. This creates a platform for us to engage with them and create awareness about sensitive issues and their general welfare. Ultimately, this benefits everyone in the country and beyond.

Our solution also has a signiicant economic impact, as TrashCoin creates
employment opportunities in Nigeria and raises the quality of life for its citizens. We aim to help factories that process plastics by acquiring locally cheaper raw materials, leading to lower prices for finished products and providing a boost to the masses. In the future, we plan to support the pyrolysis of waste plastics, generating our own fuel and creating more job opportunities at the pyrolysis plant. This will help subsidize fuel prices for residents by using locally-made fuel
instead of importing it.

One of our key goals at Trashcoin is to establish a sustainable waste
management system in Nigeria. Over the next 16 months, we aim to collect and
recycle 15,000 tons of recyclable waste, thereby contributing to the global effort to reduce environmental pollution. As part of this initiative, we will create a digital savings wallet for over 2,000,000 marginalized people, with a focus on empowering women in Nigeria. We believe that by creating a sustainable waste management system, we can not only improve the environment but also create job opportunities for over 153,000 people across 15 major cities in Nigeria and West Africa.

Our Approach

How we do it

Our approach to achieving environmental impact is centered around ensuring a
clean environment free from plastics, litter, diseases, and other forms of pollution.
We recognize that Nigeria’s hot climate contributes to a high demand for bottled
water and soft drinks, leading to signi

cant plastic waste on the streets. By
prioritizing the collection and recycling of these stray plastic bottles, we can
make Nigerian cities cleaner and more beautiful. We also aim to remove plastic
bottles as a problem threatening the cleanliness and beauty of our cities by
collecting and recycling them from dumpsites.

In addition to these economic and social benefits, our project will also have a significant impact on public health. We estimate that by reducing waste pollution, we will be able to prevent over 17,800 children from getting sick due to exposure to toxic waste. This is a critical aspect of our mission as we believe that environmental sustainability and public health are closely intertwined.