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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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Lean Phase: Problem   Aim - This post depicts the key issues ascertained in Timor-Leste on the presence of waste and the current situation for waste management. The aim of Everest Recycling Solutions is to help alleviate these issues by sustainable waste management solutions. Issues of poor waste management include an abundance of waste on the streets, plastics ending up in the ocean, burning of plastics as a means of disposal.   Big Picture -    Everest Recycling Solutions...

Emily Collins
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Metric Measurement Experiment

Context:  Key metrics must be collected for all of our projects to understand any carbon offset opportunities, positive short term impact and longer-term opportunities. These metrics will provide a framework for the Waste Project moving forward and metric results will be updated as new information and larger data sets become available. Metrics Number of bags collected in the day Average number of bags collected from each store Total volume of recyclables saved from Tibar...

Jacob Taranto
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Jacob Taranto
Experiment Results

Reference to Experiment Post:  This experiment focused on validating that restaurants and hotels in Dili are willing to pay for a reliable and sustainable collection service. This was achieved through meeting with businesses and offering a trial collection service at a cost of $8 for one rice bag, and a further $5 for each rice bag after that. A maximum of 3 rice bags was allowed for the trial.  Experiment post: https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/1982120   Lean Phase: UVP...

Peta Stone
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Peta Stone
Proposed Experiment

Lean Phase: Channels, Customer Segment Assumptions: The customers are willing to promote posters and/or stickers.  There is a link between the number of posters and stickers distributed and the number of new customers we have.    Time Box: 1 week.  Success Metric The number of calls and emails from the distribution of posters and/or stickers. The number of stores and businesses that say yes out of our trial customers to collaborate with us.  Criteria:...

Sweta Dahal
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Sweta Dahal

Unique Value Proposition for ERS July    Lean Phase:  UVP   Aim:  Our aim is to be a reliable, sustainable and ethical recycling service in Dili. This post will outline our results from our currency testing which have validated that our targeted customer segment is willing to pay for our solution.   Big Picture UVP: We are providing a reliable, sustainable and ethical recycling service within Dili as a solution to the customer segment’s problem.    Why is ERS...

Cecilia Carter
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Cecilia Carter
Proposed Experiment

Lean Phase: Problem Assumption:  The construction companies have metal, paper, cardboard and plastic waste and they are looking for a solution.  Time Box:  1 week Success Metric: Number of companies that agree to join an expression of interest call list.   Green Light - Proceed to currency testing. Reach out to/identify additional customers in the segment. Success Point – 65% of the companies are actively seeking for a solution. Orange Light - Optimise, look...

Sweta Dahal
by Sweta Dahal
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Sweta Dahal
Proposed Experiment

Lean Phase: Solution  Assumptions:  That clients were satisfied with our service and would like to continue on with us. Time Box:  1 week Success Metric: How many clients would use our service again/sign onto a regular service (%) How many trial clients would recommend our collection service to another business (%) Criteria: Green Light: Start up/ give direction for December group on what a regular collection service in Dili for small businesses would look like...

Jacob Taranto
by Jacob Taranto
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Jacob Taranto
Adopted Experiment

Lean Phase:  Revenue Streams / Cost Structure  Assumptions: That users are able to assess and evaluate the financial situation of ERS given a variety of customers and stakeholders.  Time Box: 1 weeks Success Metric % of people (within PEV) are able to comprehend the financial information and draw sound conclusions about the financial situation of ERS.  Criteria: Green Light- Create a future template for financial analysis and financial tracking.   Success Point –...

Julia Marks
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Julia Marks
Adopted Experiment

Lean Phase:  Solution Assumptions: That we are able to build relationships key stakeholders who will assist with repurposing of our recyclables.  Time Box: 1 weeks Success Metric Number of secondary meetings set up with stakeholders who are actually repurposing recycling. Criteria: Green Light- Continue with developing a partnership agreement and scoping out the terms and functionality.  Success Point –  2 stakeholders Orange Light  – Assess the reasons for not...

Julia Marks
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Julia Marks
Adopted Experiment

Lean Phase: UVP   Assumptions: That a reliable recycling service is desired in Dili among restaurants and hotels Time Box: 2 weeks Success Metric Number of deposits paid for a trial run service.  Criteria: Green Light -  Perform the service, assessing the feedback from the trial. Sign the trial customers onto a regular contract.  Success Point –  15% pay a deposit   Orange Light  – Assess the reasons for not signing and re-evaluate the sales pitch or the...

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