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Mobiles Transforming Green Solutions: A How-to Guide
In researching this issue of the magazine, we identified some common steps that have been factors in the success of waste innovators in the global South.
Making wealth from waste isn’t as easy as it first seems and successful innovators have thought about the software of their idea as well as the hardware of the solution.
In this issue’s scenario, we have chosen a plastic bag recycling innovator – Waste Not - which is using three methods to recycle or remove waste plastic bags from the local community: turning the plastic bags into fuel, turning them into pellets to sell to manufacturers and using an enzyme to break down the plastic bags in return for payments from the city for cleaning the streets of plastic bags and waste plastic refuse.
1. Making a master plan. 2. Designing your brand and