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  • 02-Jul-2018

SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN FREETOWN

Abstract

The city of FREETOWN is quite filthy. This causes a lot of problems, among which are, land pollution and easy spread of diseases. As much as we could blame the average inhabitant of the city for indiscriminate dumping of waste, the city also lacks an efficient waste management plan. We believe we can help change that. We plan on creating a solid waste management system that is not only efficient, but it provides employment opportunities, offer door to door services to make things easier for the average inhabitant of the city,so that they can go about with other daily activities knowing that their waste is properly taken care of and go to bed at night in a clean and healthy environment

Additional Questions

Who is your customer?

Residents of the city of Freetown

What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?

1. Indiscriminate dumping of waste 2. Improper treatment and recycling of waste

What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?

1. With the available resources the idea is quite simple to implement. 2. It makes waste disposal very easy for every resident. 3. The recycled materials will provide much needed resources for other markets. The simplicity of our idea makes it feasible. We decided not to propose fancy ideas that in the long run would fail. The fact that the residents of the city can easily dispose their waste will ensure their cooperation. No matter the laws that might be put in place, if the situation puts too much strain on the residents,the system will fail. The sale of the processed recyclables (like compost, and plastic) will provide much needed revenue which will ensure the sustainability of the system. Also it will lead to the success of other markets ( farming, plastic industry) which ensures the patronage of the residents and other stakeholders.

Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?

Our team is filled with young, brilliant, innovative and open minds. In executing the process we would firstly surround ourselves with other brilliant minds (like engineers, marketers, business strategist) that will help. Secondly we would use our youthfulness to connect with the unemployed youths of the city as we aim to provide them with employment. Due to our open mindedness and innovative thinking, there is no challenge that we would be unable to overcome. We would also stay in touch with the latest ideas, engineering and technology if waste management. When necessary, we would meet possible investors and convince them in investing in our plan.