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Sustainable Development Goal Targeted: Sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production

Waste Management Consulting aims to address several issues in emerging economies:

Health effects- lack of reliable government waste disposal results in harmful, toxic air due to the burning of rubbish. This negatively affects the living conditions of people residing in high density urban areas, the cities which house the majority of the population. Families and young children are particularly susceptible to the negative health impacts of frequent burning rubbish.

Environmental degradation- waste disposal that does exist in developing countries mostly results in landfill without any consideration of alternate methods. Within developing countries like Timor-Leste there is no concept of recycling let alone operational practice. At this stage there is no sustainable way to repurpose materials in Timor-Leste as an example.

Social degradation- ineffective waste management creates an eyesore in cities, reduces the attractiveness of the locale for tourists/foreign investment and sucks productive time in removal or processing. Beachside and streetside restaurants and hotels suffer from loss of customers due to the litter and burning outside. Workers in industries dependent on the environment, like scuba instructors depend on marine systems, suffer as their place of work deteriorates over time.

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Proposed Experiment

Lean Phase : Revenue Streams and Channels Assumption: Coca Cola Amatil is willing to take all plastic bottle and aluminium can waste, and work with us to find the most efficient partnership solution. Time Period : 2 weeks Metric: Level of partnership able to be formed with Coca Cola Amatil, Criteria:   Green Light: Proceed with other logistics of the business. Success Point: CCA willing to take 100% of the plastic bottle and aluminium can waste we collect, with no input...

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Experiment adopted

Lean Phase: Customer Segment Assumption : There is a group of people in Fiji (that may include coastal villagers, inland villagers, shop owners, market stall holders, Valley Road farmers, Native Fijians or Indo-Fijians, in the Sigatoka area or between Nadi and Suva) that identify waste management as a problem and seek to find a solution. Time Period: 3 weeks Metric: Percentage of each Fijian demographic that identify waste management as a problem they are seeking a solution for....

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Problem: In Fiji, the concept of waste management is an interesting one. There is some understanding of its benefits, and there are waste collection services that operate. However, there is a serious lack of options and transparency in its collection. Recycling requires transporting materials to specific locations during specific hours, waste collection services can be unreliable or expensive, recycling bins on the streets of tourist areas are not actually collected or are sent to landfill...

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Project Summary

Please find the attached project summary for both the Collection and Repurpose teams for February 2019.

by Phoebe Chilman
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In September 2018, the Timor-Leste Government decided that a “Zero Plastic Policy” would be soon implemented throughout Timor-Leste which involves the banning of plastic bags. At the seminar when this policy was announced, the former President of the Republic, José Ramos-Horta stated that "Timor as a state, as a nation and as a community, has to carry out its own initiatives to solve the problem of plastic". One of the solutions has been to import biodegradable cassava bags from Indonesia....

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Waiting Approval

In February, much of the focus of ERS Repurpose has involved research into financially viable, local outsourcing options for glass and paper/cardboard in Dili. Thus far, we have been unable to find a local company to accept these materials, in addition, the capital cost involved to produce our own viable solution in large quantities would be too great. This experiment aims to gain a consumer understanding of the market for reusable products made from recycled materials in Dili. From this,...

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The current agreement (LOA) with Ximenes and Star Product has proven unreliable and difficult to maintain. Without adequate financial incentive to continue the transaction, other options with Verde and Heineken should be prioritised. Moving away from Ximenes to a more stable solution must be done mindfully to avoid damaging professional relationships and PEV’s public reputation. Verde present a promising partnership with PEV in the future and this option should be explored thoroughly. With...

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The Repurpose team in February 2019, conducted preliminary research into finding a warehouse alternative. Please read the experiment results before commencing this task. If we are to continue down the Ximenes Belo plastic bottles outsourcing option at $1.50 per FIBC bag (1000L) or $1 for one of his bags (500L), we need to minimize fixed costs. The largest cost currently is the ongoing cost of the warehouse of $150/month.   Lean Phase: Cost structure   Assumption: There...

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Reference to the Experiment Design Post   Lean Phase: Solution, Customer segment   Assumption: There is a want/need for our collected (impending) cardboard and paper.   Results:   Many hours were spent researching the recycling process of paper and cardboard and how it can be done. To recycle paper you have two options, small scale or large scale. Small scale involves doing all processes by hand, this yields a very low output, but is a much cheaper option to start up....

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Reference to the Experiment Design Post   Lean Phase: Cost structure   Assumption: There is a cheaper way to store recycled material (other than warehouse → $150/month)   Results:   Over the course of the month the team explored numerous avenues into finding a cheaper solution to store collected waste, from considering alternative warehouse solutions to contacting construction companies.   Initially the team played with the idea of purchasing used shipping...

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