Time to grind the wheels

12.07.2018 - Article

Amusa Victor from Vicfold Recyclers, the winner of our #youforG20 contest, about the arrival of the startup’s new machines and its success at the African Entrepreneurship Award.

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In the #youforG20 contest, the portal deutschland.de called for initiatives 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. More than 220 initiatives applied and in the end the “Vicfold Recyclers” project in Nigeria has won the competition.

The birth of a new era is usually stimulated by a major intervention, the #youforG20 prize birthed an era of tremendous growth at Vicfold Recyclers, Nigeria. Late December 2017 we went ahead to win the African Entrepreneurship Award in environment category in Casablanca.

2018 has been opening with a bang, our machines have been delivered in February, our factory building is complete and power installations made. It’s time to grind the wheels and process recyclable waste – look out for pictures of our activities on this blog space.

New year resolution is a tradition in which an individual resolves to change an undesired trait or behavior, to accomplish a certain personal goal or otherwise improve their lives. A lot of resolutions greeted the air during the early hours of the year 2018. It’s typical though of our contemporary time that every new year ushers in new commitment and devotions to something we struggled with in the past year, from habits and attitudes to friends and decisions not worthwhile. Again, a lot of resolutions and pledges have been made, most of which have been broken over and over again in the very few days that just passed in the year.


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