Stage 4: Transition to Scale
Coliba has transitioned from ideation to doing further research as well as pilot and prove of concept in Accra Ghana and Ivory Coast. Today, Coliba has scored huge traction in entering the market with good revenue , impact and plans to scale.
Education, Waste Management and Climate Change and Resilience
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Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire
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Lives Impacted to Date
Countries Implemented In
Funds Raised to Date
Ghana generates 1.7 million tons of plastic waste per year with less than 2% of it recycled. The government speds $219 million per year on collection, recovery and dumping as well as maintenance of traditional landfills in the country with no effective recycling infrastructures. The low recycling rate leads to plastic waste ending up in water bodies, streets and thereby causes health complications.
COliba is solving a simple problem; which is to increase the recycling rate in Ghana from the current 2%. Coliba does this through the introduction of digital recycling platform that puts recycling services at the center of users as well as setting up recycling and recovery centers for plastic waste.
Our services are designed with low income households in mind through the use of SME and USSD for users of non smart phones as well as high income households who have smart phones. Our serves also serve waste pickers as waste pickers are integrated in the recovery process . Households and users get incentives for recycling of their plastic waste.
Mission and Vision
The vision is to becomes Africa's leading innovative recycling company focused on plastic recycling.
The mission is to innovatively address plastic pollution challenges in Africa using the circular economy model .
The Coliba app is a mobile platform that allows the users to know the closest recycling and sorting centers we have set up across Ghana where they can drive and drop off plastic wastes. Users also have options to schedule for plastic waste pick ups and be mapped ti the closest waste pickers near them where they are picked and in turn have recycle points which can be converted into incentives. Coliba processes these plastics and sell to customers at higher prices.
The use of mobile technology, algorithm recovery for mapping and recovery much effective and innovative which is not used by our competitors. Also Coliba remains the only recycling company in Ghana with over 40 sorting and collection centers in Ghana
Planned Goals and Milestones
|New Implemented Countries||Nigeria|
|Recruit||2 management, 5 operations workers, 5 interns, 5 volunteers|
|New Feature||Create a version for Iphone users aside the current app available on android. Upgrade the platform to handle traffice. Also upgrade recycling plants and capacity to recycling more and double production.|