Recycling project is the winner of #youforG20
The “Vicfold Recyclers” project in Nigeria has won the #youforG20 competition. The initiative champions recycling plastic waste. At the same time, it creates job opportunities. In the federal state of Kwara “Vicfold Recyclers” has established a network of deposit points and plastic collectors (above all unemployed women and young people) gather empty bottles and other waste products at the doorstep and in this way earn a little money. As a result, countless families have now managed to improve their incomes.
Enlarge image Vicfold Recyclers (© Thomas Barwick)
The concept won over the six-person jury consisting of representatives of the German Foreign Office and the editorial desk of deutschland.de as well as the testimonials of the campaign. “Vicfold Recyclers” will receive financial support totalling 15,000 Euro to help move the project forward.
More than 220 initiatives from all over the world competed in the #youforG20 contest. The call was for projects that in a very emphatic manner tackled a social or economic issue, or a matter of environmental policy and help improve people’s living conditions.