Frequently Asked Questions
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What is GIVO?
GIVO is a Circular Economy company that aims to tackle the problem of plastic waste management in Africa by leveraging advanced technology and modular recycling centers within communities. We operate a women and youth-led business model that aims to make recycling convenient, sustainable, and rewarding.
What is Climate Change Adaptation?
Climate change adaptation is the process of adjusting to the current or expected effects of climate change. Through our solutions, we manage recyclables, preventing them from entering landfills or water bodies, which in turn aids and promotes climate change adaptation.
What are your company’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?
Our Sustainable Development Goals include; (5) Gender Equality, (6) Clean Water and Sanitation, (8) Good Jobs and Economic Growth, (11) Sustainable Cities and Communities, (12) Responsible Consumption, and (14) Life Below Water.
What region(s) in West Africa does your work impact?
We currently have operations in Nigeria in the following states; Lagos and Abuja, and also in Monrovia, Liberia.
What is a Circular Economy?
A circular economy is an economic system where products and services are traded in closed loops or ‘cycles’. It is regenerative by design and aims to retain as much value as possible of products, parts, and materials.
What Sustainability Solution(s) do you offer?
As a Circular Economy company, we proffer solutions through the following;
GIVO Technology Platform (GTP):
Uses of a suite of advanced technologies to track material flow, emissions, and compliance enabling transparency and finance for the waste management value chain.
The GIVO Center is a solar-powered decentralized infrastructure, serving as a local hub that is operated by youths and women, which aggregates, identifies, and processes recyclables from consumers (depositors) into industrial products.
The GIVO Foundation is a non-profit organization aimed at promoting circularity by educating communities on the value of “waste”. With a focus on experiential engagement, we equip people with practical knowledge and tools to create systemic change; enabling them to become ambassadors and promoters within communities.
How does your Solution affect climate change?
Through the GIVO centers, we collect recyclables directly from consumers, preventing these materials from entering landfills or water bodies. This eliminates the adverse environmental effects, climate change, and health risks associated with indiscriminate waste disposal. Each GIVO center collects up to 90MT of recyclables and these materials are processed into higher-value goods, thereby facilitating a circular economy in Nigeria. In addition, using solar power systems to power Center operations enables us to avoid 2000+ MT of Carbon per Center annually.
1. What are eco panels made from?
Eco panels are made from 100% neat community-sourced plastics.
2. How are they made?
It starts with the shredding of the plastics. After this, the palettes are hand-arranged, in order to give each plastic a unique pattern. The palettes are then melted into a full sheet with varying thicknesses.
3. What can I make with eco panels?
Eco panels are very versatile and can be used to make a wide range of things: wardrobes, kitchen cabinets, tables, wall partitionings, countertops, wall tiling, shop stands, sinks, and so much more.
4. Are eco panels breakable?
Eco panels are very strong and cannot be easily broken by human force. They may only break when subjected to deliberate and very extreme force. On their own, eco panels can stay intact for decades.
5. Are they water resistant?
Yes, they are very water-resistant, which makes them very ideal for making kitchen and toilet furnitures.
6. Are they heat resistant?
Yes, they are heat resistant and can stand outdoor exposures, unlike most manufacturing materials.
7. What size does eco panels come in?
Each sheet is 1.2 x 1.2 meters
1200mm x 1200mm
47 x 47 inches
8. How thick is it?
Eco panels come in thicknesses ranging from 5mm to 20mm. The thickness can also be custom-made.
9. What are the advantages of eco panels over other materials?
Eco panes are locally made, they are water and heat-resistant, and very easy to work with. You can also customize their colors, patterns, and thicknesses
10. How can I order eco panels?
You can only order via our website by filling our Request For Order. Alternatively, you may call 08064779666