Paper bags by Ebees expands across West Africa, retaining lifespan of products.
Paper bags by Ebees is an online store founded in 2016 by Ms. Chidiebere Nnorom and has its location in Lagos, Nigeria. The company manufactures and sells eco-friendly alternative packaging products to Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (SMEs) across West Africa. Their services, manufacturing of quality packaging products and services, are mostly rendered to food, agriculture and fashion sectors. Products manufactured by the company include boxes, bags, wooden cutlery, and straws; these products are seen as alternatives to single-use plastic packaging as they are reusable.
Amidst the company’s expansion of its business activities across West Africa – reaching out to more businesses – it is also sponsoring the promotion of a circular business model to aid the implementation of its recycling outfit. The specific aim of the organization is to ensure that the lifespan of products is retained through maintenance, upcycling, reusage, or remanufacturing. It is a medium of stating that circularity has to do with the maintenance of value with the avoidance of waste.
Debt financing with below ten percent interest rates.
Additionally, Women Entrepreneurship for Africa selected Paper bags by Ebees as one of the top 30 female-led businesses in the whole of Africa for a grant funding and tailor-made business mentoring. The Co-founder of the company, Ms. Chidiebere Nnorom, also stated that the company is fundraising for the acceleration of its operations across West Africa. Also, to advance its current capacity, it looks forward to debt financing with below ten percent interest rates, grant funding and equity.
Besides the funding it has received from Orange Corners, Nigeria (OCIF), Tony Elumelu Foundation and Nigerian Export Promotion Council looks forward to pitching at the Team Europe Initiative-Investing in young Businesses in Africa (TEI IYBA) event which will take place at the Marriott in Lagos as it would generate more funds. It is therefore visible that a huge percentage of the latest funding round of the management is derived from grants. In total, it has raised $10k.
Firm looks to focus on developing products from recycled materials.
Since over four years of its establishment, majority of the exclusive restaurants and hotels in Lagos have enjoyed their services. However, the realization of a business store that ensures circularity in business is beginning to dawn on more businesses as they begin to offer patronage. Paper bags are manufactured from recycled paper and are sold at a cheaper rate of below fifty percent, compared to Folding Box Board (FBB) Polyethylene coated bags and is likewise recyclable with a high recycle value.
Furthermore, the management aims at driving a local circular economy and gathering used paper bags through partnership with recycling companies. Currently, there is hope that its operations can aid mitigation against GHGs as it has begun to liaison with a team of experts at a UNIDO- and Federal Government of Nigeria-sponsored event, GCIP. Also, one of the major plans of the firm is to focus more on the development of products from recycled materials rather than paper based.
The plans of Paper bags by Ebees are beneficial for all Nigerian sectors.
President of the African Packaging Organization, Executive Director Institute of Packaging Nigeria and Board Member of World Packaging Organization, Alhaji Ahmed Alex Omah, asserted that the plans of Paper bags by Ebees is achievable and beneficial for every sector in Nigeria. He further stated that to foster the achievement of these plans, the Nigeria Packaging Academy has collaborated with the Institute of Packaging South Africa for the purpose of structuring and certifying professionals in advanced packaging technology sectors and building human resources.
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It’s a good development because recycling is the name of all things presently so we need to tap into it more,Ebees are doing a great job because it helps products produced been cheap,and helps in a cleaner and saner society if we eally key into recycling.
This is a good initiative by the founder of this company,recycling has always be the Africa problem because we just dispose our waste anyhow which has cause lots of things to the environment like flooding.This will also generate employment to the populace.
We need to recycle goods so it can be used to make another finished product. I’m happy we are recycling now in Nigeria, it will help improve our our productivity. We should also not forget to ensure we continue to keep some recyclable materials.
The management wants to promote a regional circular economy and collect old paper bags by working with recycling businesses. Recycling is crucial since it reduces environmental damage and the amount of trash across the world.
I like that the company caters to the needs of SMEs all over West Africa by making and selling environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional packaging materials.
Their expertise lies mostly in the production of high-quality packaging products and services, which they offer primarily to the fashion, agricultural, and food industries.
it is good that in the middle of the expansion of the company’s commercial operations across West Africa – increasing its engagement with other companies –
It anticipates receiving loan financing with interest rates lower than ten percent, grant funding, and equity investment in order to develop its existing capacity.
We have a responsibility to recycle materials so that they can be repurposed into something else entirely.
Recycling is essential because it cuts down on both the amount of damage done to the environment and the amount of waste produced all over the world.
It makes me delighted that we have started recycling in Nigeria; I believe that it will assist increase our overall production.
As a result, it is plain to see that a significant portion of the management’s most recent fundraising round comes from grants.
It’s encouraging to hear that the company intends to shift its primary R&D efforts toward the creation of recycled-material products rather than paper-based ones.
It’s a positive turn of events because recycling is the buzzword in the modern world, and since we should capitalize on that concept more,
Products should be recycled so that their raw materials can be used to produce something else. With the rate of recycling in Nigeria now, it will undoubtedly boost efficiency in the country.
Recycling is crucial since it reduces environmental damage and the amount of trash across the world. We also need to recycle goods so it can be used to make another finished product. I’m happy we are recycling now in Nigeria.
The company is financing the promotion of a circular business model to help the execution of its recycling equipment at the same time that it is expanding its business activities across West Africa and reaching out to new enterprises.
Recycle will help our production so we can be producing many finished goods and improve our productivity it is good we are starting it in our country
We can’t rely on getting a paying white collar job anymore because they are not available and they are already someone in that organization want to replace with one of his or relative. Been enterprise, innovative and business oriented is the key for survival in this nation.That lady was able to make impact through innovative ideals.
Recycling in Nigeria takes a new dimension. It important to recycle because it also help the country and also create new opportunity
Ms. Chidiebere is an innovative individual who has been able move her product across the borders of the country into neighboring countries. She has proven that you don’t need to depend on the government before you can excel.