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Waste Management Consulting (ERS)

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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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Work Update

As recorded in the last ERS Collection February Work Update ( https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/940580 ), UVP testing on the customer segments of cheap hotels and restaurants has continued. However, the results indicate that whilst the market is growing in awareness and desire of recycling, there is significant financial pressure in Dili at the moment that is increasing some reluctance to pay for a specialised recycling service. Hence, the team has split its focus between continuing...

by Kirrily Mann
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Kirrily Mann
Proposed Experiment

  Supermarkets: A supermarket can be difficult to define as there is no clear metric. It is difficult as there is not much information that can be used in the research stage that can be used to distinguish between a supermarket and “mini-mart” (apart from physically going out and viewing each of them). Therefore, there is to be a contact list made of supermarkets to contact based on online research which we have carried out. The criteria will be based on how well known the business is,...

by Dillon Sander
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Dillon Sander
Proposed Experiment

    Building Complexes: Buildinging complexes is a building made up of multiple businesses  operating their waste under one roof eg. Dili plaza, burger king complex   Construction and Engineering: Engineering and construction places have been linked together as they are very similar. They either have an office/warehouse or work in other areas and use lots of water containers or bottles.   Lean Phase: Problem   Assumption: [Building complexes, construction and engineering...

by Beau Rosenberg
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Beau Rosenberg
Experiment Results

Reference to the Experiment Design Post https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/894190   Lean Phase: Unique Value Proposition, Customer Segment   Assumption:   Based on the verification that all [expensive hotels, cheap hotels and restaurants] want a reliable service, we are testing these three assumptions that [expensive hotels, cheap hotels and restaurants] Want only their recyclables collected Are willing to segregate the waste themselves Are willing to...

by Kirrily Mann
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Experiment adopted

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....

by Abbey Dyson
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Abbey Dyson
Work Update

The beginning of February project showed ERS collection at a cross roads in its endeavour to develop a service which will have physical and social impact in the Dilli community. By looking at the handover completed in January we were able to distinguish between the 4 (arguably five) different market sectors that are present in Dilli. These market sectors consisted of restaurants, cheap and expensive hotels, as well as both private and public schools. Different experiments were proposed for...

by Dillon Sander
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