We Safeguard The Environment

Our core vision is to see an African continent without plastic waste, by creating value from waste with innovation at the center.

Purpose & Values

Our mission is to increase Ghana's recycling rate from the current 2% to 92% by 2030 through replication of our model and working with waste pickers across the value chain.

Our vision is to be Africa's leading tech driven recycling company, providing innovative solutions to challenges in the recycling sector.When you think of plastics you think Coliba and when you think Coliba you think of environmental Sustainability. Our goal is to address SDG 1(No poverty), 3 (Good health and well Being), 6 (Clean water & Sanitation), 8 ( Decent work), 12 (Responsible consumption & Production) and 13 (Climate Action).

--Prince Kwame Agbata

Company History

As an early stage African startup, We pride ourselves on how far we have come;

3. 08. 2015

Bright Green Beginnings

Intense research work done on the plastic waste sector following the 3rd June flood disaster in Accra Ghana that claimed over 150 lives including the life of a dear friend. The research was the beginning of a work and findings that will lead to the set up of Coliba.
2016 - 2017

The Golden Years

Testing and piloting ideas around plastic recycling. Formalized and registered Coliba Recycling company to operate in Ghana in 2017. Started operations in five districts in Accra from 2017.

International Recognition

Recognized by Samsung Engineering and Tunza Eco-generation in Korea as one of the top three Eco- enterprises in 2017 that is addressing plastic pollution through a sustainable model. Winner of the 2018 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Award and named top 10 innovative businesses at TEDx Accra event in 2017.
2018- Present

Waste Management Today

Operates over 40 recycling hubs in Accra alone with plans to roll out its franchise model with partners across other regions of Ghana in 2019. deploys Coliba 2.0 mobile and web application that allows users and customers have access to recycling services at their finger tips. Currently serves over 8000 homes, 82 institutions and created jobs for over 108 wage contract workers. It has a target to reach 2 million users by 2025 through the launch of Coliba 2.0
Coliba remains consistent in the delivery of their mission and they continue to make impact despite the challenges of operating in a sector that is begging for societal support. Coliba certainly is contributing to protecting the environment one plastic at a time.
World Vision International.
Jason Amoo World Vision International.
I can now get extra money to support my children and myself from picking various forms of plastic waste some of which were not bought . Coliba came in and now i can sell different type of plastic waste for money. Now i can make enough money for myself and children.
Waste picker
Dadoo Asantewaa Waste picker

Waste Management Experts

Meet our leadership team.

Quality for the Environment

To ensure quality and standard in service delivery, Coliba subscribes to standards and Global Recycling Protocols and work safety.

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