]In collaboration with Principal Facilities Management, Ecobarter has launched a recycling collection and sorting center at The Garki International Market to promote waste sorting at source. The Garki International Market hosts most market-based tailors in the FCT, and due to this fabric constitutes up to 50% of the waste generated. This initiative which separates fabrics, plastics and other recyclables from source, reduces the volume of valuable waste resources that end up in dumpsites where they are mostly burnt.
Ecobarter is committed to instituting a culture of responsible consumption and mainstreaming the concept of circular economy across Nigeria. With this collection and sorting centre, the market which hosts an estimated 2,500 shopping suites is expected to divert over 5,000 kilograms of solid waste monthly when fully implemented.
While sensitization efforts are on-going to get shop-owners to sort directly from their outlets, current recycling collection activities leverage on a collaboration with the sanitation team in the market. Ecobarter looks to get the shop owners recycling and become recycling ambassadors outside of the market.
In line with Principal Facilities Management eco-focused mission, Garki International Market is a pilot scheme with a strategic objective of having an Ecobarter Recycling and Sorting Center at all Principal Facilities Management managed sites.
Learn more about Ecobarter Corporate Recycling here