Dimensions of opportunity

Circular Economy

Bopinc strengthens resilience of low-income markets. We bring together stakeholders to turn ideas into new business solutions that will ultimately increase revenue, interaction with consumers and stimulate innovation.

A business opportunity that will change the lives of millions

The additional burden of small packages and electronics on the planet is significant. This means we need to take circularity into account when serving low-income markets.

We can approach this from different angles. During our innovation process we take the use of sustainable materials into consideration and make it easy to reuse or recycle materials used. At the end of life stage of a product we also look at efficient ways of waste disposal.

Bopinc also works in waste value chains with last-mile waste pickers to ensure no package is left behind.

Core expertise

How we go about Circular Economy


Turn ‘waste’ into business opportunities, by exploring viable opportunities out of waste streams.

and Distribution

Create loops for goods, and drive sustainable consumer behaviour that supports circular business models.

Inclusive Business Empowerment

We train actors in waste value chains to maximise value and adopt new technology to increase business.

Connect with us

Get circular with us

Rolph and Shihab are our Circular Economy leads, and look forward
to hearing from you.

Rolph Droste
Shihab Uzzaman

Our work on the Circular Economy

Folia Water

Technoserve | Sweet Bénin

WSUP | Transform



Inclusive Recycling - Five Building Blocks for Implementing Sustainable Systems in Low & Middle Income Countries

A paper by Bopinc and MiT D-Lab

Five Key Building Blocks for Sustainable, Inclusive Recycling Systems

A NextBillion article featuring Bopinc and MiT D'Lab's work

The art of selling toilets to low income consumers: 4 rules to improve your go-to-market approach

A Bopinc article on how to improve your go-to-market approach for WASH related products

Value add

We help push innovations for the circular economy

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Project ideas

Explore the Circular Economy with us

We’re looking for companies that are keen to explore what the Circular Economy could mean to their business. A few project ideas we are eager to pick up.

Extending product lifetimes with 3D-printing

A 3D-printing facility that allows solar and other electronics companies to print replacement parts locally.

Market-based groundwater conservation

A network of aquifers with water level sensors that automatically adapt the prices of water, incentivising communities to collect from
lesser depleted sources.

Electrifying market vendors

Umbrella with an integrated solar-panel allows street vendors to light their business during the night and provide mobile charging services.