How a young Catholic entrepreneur helps Nigerians see waste differently

Each year, more than 32 million tons of solid waste are generated in Nigeria. But only about 30 percent of it is collected. Most of the waste, which is mostly generated by households, traders, and industries, is unmanaged or poorly managed, putting millions of lives at risk.

A young Nigerian environmentalist, Ogechi Nwonye-Bernard, is hoping to change that. In 2017, Nwonye-Bernard founded Green Axis—a collaboration of young people committed to tackling waste disposal problems in Enugu, Nigeria.