Circular Lagos is a project launched by Lagos State that seeks to grow the market for “Circular Economy” businesses in ways that benefit producers, consumers, and communities across Lagos.
In a “Circular Economy” waste is recaptured as resources to manufacture new materials and products. This means less extraction of carbon-intensive resources and less trash that harms our health and the environment. Circular businesses are also expected to reap the monetary benefits, stimulate local economic growth and create meaningful job opportunities.
The flagship event of this project is the Circular Lagos Challenge, supported by the German Development Cooperation (GIZ), which invites Lagosians to submit innovative solutions that can fundamentally change the way we design, make and use the things we need in Lagos State. The winners of the most promising solutions will proceed into an incubation program during which they will receive educational input to develop pilotable prototypes of the solutions.