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

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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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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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Reference to the Experiment Design Post   Lean Phase: Revenue streams, solution   Assumption: 1. The plastic outsourcing option with Ximenes is financially viable   Results: A comprehensive financial analysis was completed to determine the financials of the deal with Star Products (Jose Deolindo Ximenes). This analysis shows the amount of revenue that can be obtained from different bag situations and having the amount of bottle income easily modifiable.   A...

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Reference to the Experiment Design Post   Lean Phase: Offer Testing   Purpose:   The purpose of this experiment was to gauge businesses interest in an alternative product to single use plastic bags.   Assumptions:   Test that businesses will support the use of a recycled paper alternative to plastic bags. We assumed that all business would be willing to use recycled paper over plastic if the price is the same and the quality of the product is high....

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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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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:...

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Adopted Experiment

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...

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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...

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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...

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Phoebe Chilman

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Joined this community on Nov 20, 2017

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