Ben Thomson is a student of Northampton University and made mission to tackle with the increasing problem of electrical waste. He launched his own enterprise. He is student of third year and founded Green cycle with partner Chris Richardson and George Richards. They are working for the waste electrical and electronics equipment in the Lagos. The organization is working with the partnership of Orile Iganmu Progressive Association. They regularly take educational program and carry out the household waste. They also take regular workshop and campaigns.
The aim of the Green Cycle is to get the proper collection of valuable resources as per the WEEE legislation. Thomson received support from the professor. This city has allowed the exported material on the large scale. There is a lack of recycling facilities therefore, influx led to burning. This process releases dangerous toxins in atmosphere and mixed with the water.
Thomas explains the scheme, “I saw this e-waste and thought what a great opportunity to do something with it. When I went out there last summer we were going round the communities having a look at the waste problem.
“Changing attitudes towards waste in Nigeria is vital because some people don’t understand what recycling is out there. There have been cases of people burning their waste in front of collection teams because they don’t want them taking it away – it’s shocking.
“One of the main things we are doing at the moment is working with the community. We have the contracts to make things happen and Margaret is offering a great opinion on how things work out there.”
He added the “Pieces of the puzzle” and get secure license. Now the group is finding finance for the collection scheme. They will apply it by 2015. .