Chioma Ukonu

Chioma Ukonu

Position: Recycle Points

Chioma is the founder and COO of Recycle Points a waste recycling Social Enterprise that motivate post-consumers to recycle by creating value from their everyday waste. With her team, she has been able to develop a POINT-BASED incentive model with which they collect recyclable material (cans, glass bottles, newspaper, etc.)  from registered post-consumers and in turn reward them with POINTS, which when accrued can be used to redeem household items and cash.

With the seed funding from TEF, Chioma was able to drive innovation by procuring two electric cargo tricycles (first of its kind in Africa) for door to door recyclable material collections. In 2017, Recycle Points had about 7500 registered subscribers earning from their recycling activities with over 590,000kg of waste recovered from going to the landfill where they contribute to pollution (if burnt) and climate change.

She was able to reach about 37,500 people with the “culture change” message of waste recycling and has so far created 25 direct employment and about 130 indirect employment.


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