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Waste Management Consulting - Timor-Leste

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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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Project Summary

July 2019 was a challenging yet productive month for ERS in Timor-Leste! The team altered the previous collection service and successfully coordinated a one-off trial collection service to ten local businesses. Additionally, the team created and introduced a recycling workshop for participating businesses and their employee. Client feedback from this trial was collected to help create and optimise ERS’s future ongoing collection service. Avenues for repurposing were explored by the July...

Julia Marks
by Julia Marks
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Julia Marks
Experiment Results

Original Experiment Lean Phase:  Solution   Assumptions: That we are able to provide a service equivalent to our trial run, weekly. That Participants in the trial service would be willing to pay for a weekly collection service Results: In terms of satisfaction with the service, 70% of participants in the trial run were completely satisfied with the service, with no participants being unhappy. When asked if they would like to sign up to a regular...

Lachlan Towart
by Lachlan Towart
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Lachlan Towart
Experiment Results

  Reference to Experiment Post:   [Proposed Experiment] Tourism and Waste - Timor-Leste July 2019   This experiment focused on validating…   Experiment post: https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/2104420   Lean Phase: Customer Segment/ Solution/ Offer Testing   Assumption: Part A: The waste problem in Timor is negatively impacting tourism. Part B: Tourists are more inclined to go to a hotel/ or restaurant that practices sustainable waste...

Emily Collins
by Emily Collins
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Emily Collins
Experiment Results

Reference to Experiment Post:  This experiment focused on validating that construction companies had a problem with their waste management.    Experiment post: https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/2083150   Lean Phase: Problem    Assumption: Construction companies have metal, paper, cardboard and plastic waste and they are actively seeking for a solution to manage their waste.    Results: 8 companies were surveyed and it was found that 50% of them produce...

Sweta Dahal
by Sweta Dahal
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Sweta Dahal
Problem

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, and burning plastics as a means of disposal.   Big Picture -    Everest Recycling...

Emily Collins
by Emily Collins
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Emily Collins
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
by 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
by 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
by Sweta Dahal
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Sweta Dahal
Value Proposition

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
by 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