chioma ukonu

Pritzker Projects | 2022

Advancing the Circular Economy in Lagos

Pritzker Award Affiliate: Chioma Ukonu, Co-Founder, RecyclePoints Limited Lagos Nigeria

UCLA Anderson team: Emily Fan,  Evan Greer, Vivian S Chung, Jennifer Cao, Eric Lin

Faculty Advisor: Paul Park

Problem Statement

RecyclePoints is a waste recycling and social benefit venture that operates an incentive-based scheme which collects recyclable materials from post consumers and in turn rewards them with “Points” which they can accumulate and use to redeem for cash or household items offered through the iRecycle store. RecyclePoints aims to promote the circular economy by developing classroom desks that utilize the material harvested through their recycling programs, in order to aid in the education crisis currently facing the country.

Project Objectives and Scope 

The objective of this project is to determine the best product to produce with viable recyclable materials and then determine the best options for manufacturing, marketing the product, and distributing the product to market.