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UPCYCLING, AN UNTAPPED GOLDMINE

Can anything good come out of waste? Absolutely YES. Waste, like water, is a useful resources that needs to be explored in Nigeria.   We create an alternative waste reuse model, which is complete waste remodeling using creative innovation. Upcycled wastes are known to be durable and last-longer than regular wood furniture. We have included […]

TYRE BURNING, A GROWING CAUSE FOR CONCERN

Furthermore, uncontrolled tyre burning has been proven to be 16 times more mutagenic, meaning capable of inducing genetic mutation, than traditional residential wood combustion in a fireplace, and 13,000 times more mutagenic than coal-fired utility emissions with good combustion efficiency and add-on controls. The world, as usual, will celebrate World Environment Day on June 5, […]

LAND DEGRADATION : A TICKLING TIME BOMB

The Problem Today Currently, 40% of soil in Africa is degraded. Degraded soil diminishes food production and leads to soil erosion, which in turn contributes to desertification. This is particularly worrisome since, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, some 83% of sub-Saharan African people depend on the land for their livelihood, and food production in […]

OPINION: WE NEED A TECHNOLOGY DRIVEN WASTE COLLECTION SOLUTION

Our cities are filled with scavengers who scout for recyclables wastes for collection. These men and women make a living from picking scraps; they are semi-illiterates and most can use mobile handsets. They operate a flexible method of renewable waste collection, though profit driven. Bulks of renewable waste retrieval from far to near places are […]

SUSTAINABLE SMART CITIES, SOLUTION TO AFRICA URBAN INFLUX.

Africa is a continent of natural wonders and rich cultures, blessed with a blended spectrum of people from different ethnic groups showcasing the best they got in making Africa an industrialized continent. Africa has more than 1 billion people, ranked as the second populated region in the world and with a very significant population growth […]

A PIECE OF CLOTH, A TRUCK OF TRASH.

One garbage truck of clothes is burned or sent to landfills every second! The average consumer bought 60 percent more clothes in 2014 than in 2000, but kept each garment for half as long.  Think about how many sweaters, scarves and other clothes were given as gifts this holiday season. How many times will people wear […]

Renewable Energy: The underutilized energy source

Energy is a very vital resource to the development of the modern life. From household appliances, office electronic devices, factories and industries machines, transportation and personal gadgets all are driven by energy. In other words, energy holds a much wider control over the operating capacity of our modern creation. Perhaps the most grilling phenomenon is […]

Pearl Recycling 2018 Annual Report

Pearl recycling was just a passion until it became a movement. A movement of people changing narratives around waste through creative re-use of solid waste. Reflecting on our journey through 2018, we won’t have been able to increase our impact if not for the support of our partners, friends and clients. We sincerely appreciate you […]

WASTE REMODELING: TEACH THE YOUTHS EARLY

In our bid to sensitize the young ones in Lagos  State on the need to re-use and recycle, we decided to present the students of Oke-Odo High School with eighteen(18) ergonomic chairs remodeled from discarded waste tires. 18 Ergonomic classroom chairs donated to Students of Oke-Odo high school to teach them recycling early We believe […]

CHANGING THE NARRATIVES IN NIGERIA’S ENVIRONMENTAL SECTOR

Waste Management policy cannot succeed without the people, the major factor that determines the success or failure of any policy. Unfortunately in a country like Nigeria with a population of 190 million, policies governing environmental behavior have seen little or no compliance. A stroll on the street of Lagos bears witness to this fact. Indiscriminate dumping […]