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

Phoebe Chilman
by Phoebe Chilman
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Phoebe Chilman
Experiment Results
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...

Kirrily Mann
by Kirrily Mann
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Comments 1
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,...

Dillon Sander
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...

Beau Rosenberg
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...

Kirrily Mann
by Kirrily Mann
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Comments 1
Kirrily Mann
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...

Dillon Sander
by Dillon Sander
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Comments 1
Dillon Sander
Proposal not viable

Over January, ERS Repurpose explored outsourcing options for plastic, glass and cardboard. It became apparent we were spreading too far and thin, reverting the focus to ONLY plastic in week 2. As an outsourcing option has been found for plastic, the focus needs to move towards glass and cardboard/paper.   Glass outsourcing options were explored in January, and found to be not viable due to glass density + low selling price (Results to be posted:...

Phoebe Chilman
by Phoebe Chilman
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Comments 3
Phoebe Chilman
Experiment adopted

Throughout January, ERS Repurpose explored outsourcing options for plastic, glass and cardboard. It became apparent we were spreading too far and thin, reverting the focus to ONLY plastic in week 2. As a potential outsourcing option has been found for plastic, the focus needs to move towards glass and cardboard/paper.   Cardboard/Paper outsourcing options were explored in January, and found to be not viable due to machine intensive pre-processing + low selling price (Results to be...

Phoebe Chilman
by Phoebe Chilman
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Comments 1
Phoebe Chilman
Experiment adopted

If we are to continue down the Ximenes Belo outsourcing option at $1/FIBC bag of plastic bottles, 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 is a cheaper way to store recycled material (other than warehouse → $150/month)   Time Box: 1 Week   Success Metric: Metric: Profit margin financially assessed for several researched solutions of...

Phoebe Chilman
by Phoebe Chilman
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Comments 1
Phoebe Chilman
Experiment adopted

Ximenes Belo has recently verbally agreed to take our collected plastic bottles, hence validating the outsourcing part of ERS in Dili. We need to ensure that he is willing to pick-up our recyclables from the warehouse instead of us delivering to him (this determines whether the Ximenes option is viable).   In order to move forward with this stakeholder, we need to provide Ximenes with an LOA (Letter of Agreement), that will outline the prices and conditions of collection. We need to...

Phoebe Chilman
by Phoebe Chilman
1 Votes
Comments 6
Phoebe Chilman
Work Update

ERS has split into two projects as of Jan 2019, with a collection and re-purpose team. This was done to enable an even focus on the two major parts of the business, and has enabled a deeper investigation into both sides of the business. ERS: Repurpose has been working on several experiments, here's the current status:   'Greenhouse Offer Test', set by the December 2018 team Purpose: To find and validate customer segment for the plastic bottle greenhouse. Status: NO LONGER VIABLE...

Ellie Paterson
by Ellie Paterson
2 Votes
Comments 3
Ellie Paterson
Experiment adopted

Lean Phase: Customer Segment, Problem  Assumption 1: There exists a sufficiently sized customer segment of environmentally conscious businesses in Dili that identify value in displaying re-purposed solutions that will aid in building their brands' eco-awareness in Timor. Assumption  2: These eco-friendly business' are willing to buy and display an ERS branded re-purposed solution in their business. Time Box: 1 week    Success Metric : Number of businesses that sign an...

Matthew Rafferty
by Matthew Rafferty
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Comments 9
Matthew Rafferty
Experiment adopted

 Assumptions: There are companies with active resources to take recovered plastic and glass for recycling. These companies are accessible through the internet, telephone and face to face interactions. They have the capacity to take the recyclables from ERS.   Time Box: 4 weeks (Ending on 29/01/19)   Success Metric:   Key Metric: The extent of engagement when contacted.   Metric Measure: The conversion rate of engagement   The rate can be measured in...

Nikolaos Kappos
by Nikolaos Kappos
2 Votes
Comments 2
Nikolaos Kappos
Work Update

It’s week 3, and the ERS team in Cambodia has shuffled along with our prototype, finally making a sale! The team is healthy and well, and so is our prototype, which has been updated to better suit the villages we have been servicing. There have been a lot of changes since the last Crowdicity post, so buckle up and please provide feedback!! Our new prototype began to take shape this week, changing the rice bags with HDPE bins and a new informative brochure to replace the text heavy...

Matthew Rafferty
by Matthew Rafferty
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Comments 3
Matthew Rafferty
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Work Update

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Matthew Rafferty
by Matthew Rafferty
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Comments 5
Matthew Rafferty

Hi Again, In the weekly post, it was mentioned that there were some new ideas that have been brought up and are currently under investigation. The purpose of this post it to reach out to a wider audience to see if there are any other views that should be considered in the process. An education program is being investigated with the aim to educate local communities and schools about waste management. This is a major step forward as it is an unexplored avenue and has the potential grow...

Matthew Rafferty
by Matthew Rafferty
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Comments 3
Matthew Rafferty
Work Update

The December team has landed in Cambodia. We are over the moon to start moonshot thinking! Our team started by analysing what was done by the previous team, and assessing what we can bring to the table. It’s only day 4 and we have started wrapping our heads around what’s been done and how to move forward. As a team we have made advances on several aspects of the ERS service to achieve the set monthly goals including: The Collection Service and back-end processing Overall, the...

Matthew Rafferty
by Matthew Rafferty
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Comments 2
Matthew Rafferty
 

Matthew Rafferty

Sydney, Australia

Joined this community on Sep 6, 2017

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UOW

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Engineering

Project completed as trekker (if applicable)
Everest Recycling Solutions

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Cambodia

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