Updated Mar 28, 2019

Ghislain Irakoze

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Wastezon is a mobile app based company that connects Households and recycling industries to transact e-wastes in an environmental friendly Process. Our vision is to create a waste-free world by ensuring that each material goes circular.

Stage 4: Transition to Scale

Currently, we are operating with 50 e-scrappers and 1 large electronic recycling industry. We have managed to register 110 households and transacted over 416 tons of e-waste which is equivalent to 2826.42 metric tons of avoided CO2e.

Focus Areas:

Waste Management, Technology and Climate Change and Resilience

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Implemented In:

Rwanda

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150
Lives Impacted to Date
1
Country Implemented In
160
Customers
5
Employees
$5,500
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

With annual 130,000 tons of e-waste in East Africa, only 20% of them are collected and recycled. This cause operation inconvenience for recycling industries because they spend 3 days per week searching for e-wastes in households. The Unmet gap to fill include Low awareness in households which slow the e-waste management activities and increase investment risks because recycling industries spend a heavy budget and longtime searching e-wastes.

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Solution

Wastezon is a mobile app based company that connects Households and recycling industries to transact e-wastes. Wastezon app uses integrated advanced technology including GPS and messaging features to help recycling or re-processing industries to locate the disposed e-wastes.

Target Beneficiaries

Households, Recycling Industries, Environmental Agencies

Mission and Vision

To create a waste-free world by harnessing the technology to involve everyone in waste management.
Funding Goal200,000
New Implemented CountriesKenya, India, Uganda, Indonesia, Tanzania, Singapore

Milestone

Mar 2019
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Mar 2019
Lives Impacted
150
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Rwanda