Reciclando: recyclable materials reception system

Quito, EcuadorQuito, Ecuador
Year Founded:
Project Stage:
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

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

Today many people rummage through garbage looking for material that can be recycled ; then sell them and get some money . Recycling is one way to make this work and be safe , profitable and worthy . Your goal is to get a group of houses where families donate waste that can be recycled.

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

What if you could create thousands of jobs just sorting your household waste?
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

ReciclAndo, is a socio- environmental project designed to eliminate the working model of seek among urban waste , long hours of work and unhealthy conditions ; different types of materials that are then sold to recycling companies or collection centers. This task is performed by thousands of people including children and elderly people involved with the ideal to obtain some money.

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

Separate the different types of recyclable materials generated in every home and donate them to people engaged in this work. The collected material is of better quality and can be sold at a better price. In exchange for donating the material , we offer training in environmental issues and buying bonds in popular markets. collection services will be covered throughout the city
Impact: How does it Work

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

it teaches people the social and environmental value of recycling and dignified work that has been frowned upon for many years. the system is to visit directly the address of the person who wish to donate material and reward him with prizes such as bonds , workshops, training etc. with this system material a lot of good quality will be obtained and sold to recycling companies in the city and the money it will go to project growth and personal development of employees.

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

in the future we can go further and directly buy the material in each donor house. contributing to the household economy of the whole city . In Quito about 1,500 tons per day and 2,000 are collected on average and Quito recycled just 640 tons of garbage a month. therefore there is still much to do

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

it is anticipated that the cost of recyclable materials will rise due to increased competition , which is good and generate company growth

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

the project culd be financiated by the collection and sale of quality, but it is a slow road, it is necessary to make an investment of at least $ 5000 with which training will be provided to recyclers , publicity and mobilization costs and space rental storage cover material

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

there are many people in the business , but the idea of ​​the project is to generate decent work for all these people and prevent further digging in the trash

Founding Story

The project started as an idea to improve the quality of life for some residents in my neighborhood who are engaged in this work. I have often seen digging in the trash and did not seem right .


We are 5 people with whom we started the project
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Which of the 8 UN Global Goals (Sustainable Development Goals) pre-selected for this competition does your solution relate most closely to? [select all that apply]

No Poverty, Decent Work and Economic Growth.

Leadership and the Unilever Awards
Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.

I have conducted workshops and community work especially in my neighborhood

Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?