Implementation of startup, boot camp, incubation and seed capital stages
To help reduce plastic waste in residential and natural areas of Belmopan and its surroundings while enhancing knowledge and awareness about environmental sustainability and COVID-19 prevention at the local and national levels.
The project won the Change Dah Story Social Innovation Challenge, receiving seed capital, training and mentoring to turn the project into an effective business model.
Five youths were mentored to run the project, they became familiar with business plan development, plastic recycling methodologies, community engagement, event organization, accounting, and project overall management practices.
A workspace was setup to store, transform and sell the recycled plastics.
A shredder, an extrusion machine, and a beam mould were purchased to provide the essential infrastructure for the plastic transformation process.
Belmopan, and Santa Cruz villages (2)
May 2020 to February 2022