Adejoke Lasisi is an African Fabric designer and environmentalist in her early 30's. She is the founder of the Planet 3R and Jokelinks Weaving School.
Adejoke has been involved in many volunteering activities pertaining to entrepreneurship within Nigeria and Abroad.
She has won so many awards and grants since she started her journey as a wastepreneur.
Adejoke with her team in Ibadan picks wastes such as sachet pure water, plastic bottles, worn out clothes etc, wash it with disinfectants, dry it under the sun and convert it to sandals, bags, clothes, clock and other products through weaving.
Adejoke and her team have been training people both in schools and workshops on how to convert waste products around their environment into eco-friendly products. They have been able to create employment for people and have recorded outstanding success stories from their trainings.
In the space of one year, they have been able to achieve some of their goals which includes collection of 58,352kg of recyclable waste (pure water sachet and other plastic bags) from the street, training of about 102 youths virtually & physically, sensitization of over 4300 students across various secondary schools in Ibadan, Oyo state on waste management and recycling. They have also employ 16 individuals which have overall contributed to a cleaner and safer environment.
In her quest to creating more impact, she realized that many people in her community usually dump textile and plastic wastes by the road side while some even go to the extent of burning them thereby depleting the ozone layer which is hazardous to our health and environment thus this prompted her to use her weaving skills to create an innovative solution by starting planet 3R initiative.
Planet 3R initiative focuses on the empowerment of unemployed youths by training them on effective ways to earn income from recycling plastic and textile waste. They weave Plastic & Textile Wastes Into beautiful bespoke and avant grade products for the art savvy. They also engage in Grassroots and Creative Awareness programs geared Towards Achieving a Clean Environment.
This is an opportunity for youths out there who likes to explore new skills to embrace wastepreneur as business to keep our environment clean.
See some pictures of her works made from wastes below;
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Source: Adejoke Lasisi facebook wall.
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