The theme for the August month Freetown Pitch Night was “The Circular Economy: Waste to Wealth”.
A circular economy addresses mounting resource-related challenges for business and economies, and could generate growth, create jobs, and reduce environmental impacts, including carbon emissions.
The circular economy’s potential for innovation, job creation and economic development is huge: estimates indicate a trillion-dollar opportunity.
In Sierra Leone, we have an opportunity to create new businesses and jobs through recycling, waste management and collaborative consumption.
At the Freetown Pitch Night, we met three pioneers that are leading the creation of exciting and innovative businesses within converting waste to household products and building material and converting waste to energy.