ECO-CYCLE

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ECO-CYCLE: RECYCLING

Kaduna, NigeriaKaduna, Nigeria
Year Founded:
2015
Organization type: 
for profit
Project Stage:
Idea
Budget: 
$10,000 - $50,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

I plan to use this mini recycling pilot start-up as a tool to encourage, entrench and make trendy at the moral side of most individuals and communities that it is our collective social civil responsibility to manage the scarce resources so as to reduce and reuse waste generated from raw material.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

What if families and individuals save cost and make money through conscious and organized trashing pattern. It cost less to the environment to recycle than landfilling and incineration which is good for climate stability
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

In most developing countries, an average person or family unit never bothers about the negative impact of consumerism on the environment. The rush for raw material and resources by industries, organizational venture-projects and lifestyle, ignoring the consequences of squeezing an already stretched ecological balance is a thing to worry about and proffer solution before it is too late.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

The solutions are numerous but starts from initiatives and programs that suggest mutual benefit to individual, families and communities as a whole by interesting measures as;- • Incentives to be consumer conscious on certain products that affects the environmental factors adversely • Pay-as-you-throw programs; where waste generated by families are in return exchanged for cash or other service discount • Encourage disposal companies through incentives to recycle more and dispose-off less. • Job creation: unemployment is one of the world’s major security threats and challenges as more youths are jobless.

Awards

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Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

This is a new start-up idea. Its operational principles may be entirely new in the system but its novel and innovative from where I come. By putting value and cash to trash or disposal waste in a continent experiencing explosive population growth, there will obviously be an increased demand and competition for scarce resources such as food, water, energy and minerals-recycling will help manage excesses. • As the world turns toward a low-carbon growth path, new business opportunities, low carbon products and services already generated more revenue than the global aerospace and defense sectors in 2008, ac

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

• The impact intended is to a cost-saver through efficient and innovative waste collection and disposal methods, and a means of affecting the general community of decisions and actions that uphold environmental standards, livable surroundings, reduce pollution due to high industrialization and rapid population growth in the cities that leads to infrastructure overstretch and resultant aesthetic beauty ruin. • Recycling companies continue to operate and expand. They wouldn’t if it doesn’t make economic sense. • Job creation: in the U.S, recycling creates 1.1million jobs, $236billion in gross annual sales and $37billion in annual payrolls. I want to replicate that in Nigeria with our huge consumerism thirst and a vibrant youth demand for trendy, modern lifestyle and high living standards.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

• The pilot state will be Kaduna, where I grew up, and it’s the state capital and the biggest city by function. To establish mini-collection and sorting spaces/offices where waste/trash material which will be periodically collected from different neighborhoods radius gathered and transported to negotiated industries. • Collectors will be compensated base on nature/type and weight of valued waste material supplied using scale measures after inspection. • Every three (3) months spread schedule will be activated to move into fresh provinces of high activity.
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Revenue will be generated from the sale of sorted and packaged recycle-ready waste. Other financial vendors and from environmental sustainability organizational grants, World bank aid for green start-ups, United Nations aid for green enterprises, public-private partnership, public sector waste management agreement

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

Revenue will be generated from the sale of sorted and packaged recycle-ready waste. Other financial vendors and from environmental sustainability organizational grants, World bank aid for green start-ups, United Nations aid for green enterprises, public-private partnership, public sector waste management agreement
Team

Team

Samson Alhamdu Ibrahim is the ideator, originator and founder of this proposed project. Having mentors, specialist and experts on environmental management, industrial activity, social entrepreneurs I will partner with. Together with associated or similar organizations expertise advice and collaboration to make it an absolute reality and functional venture. Samson Ibrahim is an experienced and trained urban and regional planner, environmentalist and a fervent sustainable development drive-agent practitioner