Our solution is to provide imported recycled essential goods that villagers could purchase for a cheaper price than the single-use sachets, which will reduce the production of waste. With a growing supply in hotel sanitary goods and profit, recycling goods for third world countries and impoverished areas can be sustained in the long run, further reducing the amount of waste created.

Executive Summary

Developing countries and extreme poverty locations are facing a dilemma of being dependent on single-use sachets. People within these communities buy single-use sachets as they are financially accessible to them due to their cheap cost. However, these sachet packagings are being disposed of improperly leading to a significant build-up of waste within their communities. The challenge is how to deliver daily essentials that these people need, such as soap or toothpaste, without contributing to the build-up of waste. Our solution is to provide imported recycled essential goods that villagers and stores could purchase for a cheaper price than the single-use sachets. These goods would be delivered to our distribution locations within a community where residents and stores owners would be able to purchase them at reasonable costs. In developed countries there is a surplus of unwanted/unused goods such as soap in hotels that are disposed in landfills. This is beneficial for the hotel as disposing of the waste this way will reduce the taxes they need to pay and it is beneficial for us as we gain income and access to the product. We could partner with Clean The World (CTW), who recruit hotels to pay a small fee to recycle their soap, shampoo and conditioner to facilities by volunteers and be shipped as solid bricks to eliminate packaging. For liquid recycled goods such as toothpaste, villagers must bring their own reusable containers in order to fill and purchase their product. With a growing supply in hotel sanitary goods and profit, recycling goods for third world countries and impoverished areas can be sustained in the long run, further reducing the amount of waste created. There are several advantages for using this service in comparison with purchasing single-use sachets. It will be cheaper to purchase as this product is a no-name brand and requires no packaging. Local jobs will be created for the villagers allowing them to reach a higher standard of living. Nothing will go to waste with a packageless solid product, unlike single-use package where residue may be left within it (for example, a toothpaste bottle). An additional point of interest will be that this system will be self-sustainable. The income gained (from selling these goods to the villagers and the service fee paid for by the hotels) will allow for the employees to be compensated and will allow for further production and delivery of new goods. Most importantly, it will decrease the production of waste within the community as these goods will be provided with zero packaging.

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