To all members in the Platform:
We need to get an insight in start-up costs of any business model small – or big – which will directly result in the reduction of waste entering the environment AND which is applicable in many regions in Indonesia.
One good example is the idea of Susilowati Koopman for the establishment of Re-fill Station – that business model requires startup capital to for example buy the first stock of goods in bulk (sugar, shampoo, cooking oil, washing powder etc etc)
Community can go to that Re-fill and bring their own container – which results in large reduction of packaging.
Other examples are recycling with the 4 machines developed by Precious Plastic
Or Waste to Fuel – like concept of Gijsbert Tweehuysen
We need as many ideas like this as possible – we need to get insight the start-up cost.
Exploring opportunities with Ocean Conservancy Team in USA about possibilities for start-up capital via their partner network – possibly through micro finance system.
So please send in all good ideas !!! MAIL TO : NINA@INDONESIANWASTE.ORG
So the criteria are:
A workable business idea which can be implemented in many regions by local entrepreneurs who like to make a business out of waste AND which directly has an impact on reducing waste entering our environment.