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The women trying to solve Lagos' waste problem

The women trying to solve Lagos' waste problem
Thursday 18
10:30 2019

Lagos, Nigeria - For Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola, the inspiration came early. As a child growing up in the 1980s and 90s, she watched her engineer mother lead teams at Nigeria's now closed telephone utility company. "My mum was a goal-getter with an important job," she told Al Jazeera, adding that having a role model "helped pushed me." After returning home from the United States, Adebiyi-Abiola, an MIT-trained software engineer, launched a waste recycling company in 2012. Seven years on, the 36-year-old and likeminded women are leading the push to rid Lagos of its mammoth heaps of waste by introducing new initiatives ...

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Summary: From recycling to up-cycling, entrepreneurial women lead the fight to reduce waste in Nigeria's densely populated city.

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