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    The Recycling App That Supports Displaced Women

    A tech startup in Nigeria is hiring internally displaced women to give new life to recycled waste, collected from dumpsites causing deadly flooding in the city.

    A four-year-old tech startup in Nigeria is hiring internally displaced women to recycle waste, as part of a growing number of recycling initiatives in the country.

    Founded by Rita Idehai, a geologist and environmental expert, Ecobarter is attempting to reduce dumpsites blocking waterways, drainages and gutters, in an effort to prevent deadly and costly flooding in the Nigerian capital of Abuja.

    “The problem of waste management in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) requires urgent attention,” Mark Chukwuemeka Ebisike, an environmental expert consulting the Nigerian government, tells Next City. “Dumpsites are everywhere,…

    Read the full article originally published at nextcity.org.

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