Our earth has finite resources & the era of cheap and plentiful raw material has come to an end. Prices have increased by close to 2% p.a. since 2000. Besides this economic fact, there is a huge challenge to face, & is the Ecological Overshoot. Currently, we use 1,5x times the resources the earth can supply us within a year, for 2025 we will need two earth to continue to satisfy the demand for resources pushed by the increase on the affluence of the growing middle class. Meanwhile, we are generating 11.5 bn tonnes of waste every year, where over 70% goes to landfills, and his will double by 2025 and double again by 2040. Unfortunately, without the right information at the right time about the resource/waste location, quantity, and quality that is available, it will be almost impossible to reduce final disposition. This key information must be harvest from industries, households, waste managers and scavengers, which will be the only feasible way to reduce the final disposition rates while developing a second raw material market that enables to increase recycling and reuse rates at the economy.
Nowadays the compilation and data processing of environmental information at companies in LATAM is paper-excel-based, which implies
- poor of consistency,
- inability to monitor work-flow,
- high levels of human error during data lifting,
- lost paper-work and certificates
- lack of traceability of service providers/recycling tariffs
- time-consuming operations (reports and re-keying-data).
- No easy identification of alternatives to divert waste.
- lack of cash flow control
By helping companies to improve their information regarding waste management we enable the capacity to identify reuse and recycling opportunities of their waste streams. Actually, once we finish the implementation phase of the platform at our clients we provide a business case of opportunities and its reduction on climate change by diverting waste from final disposition as well as the economic possible returns.
By extending the life cycle of materials we reduce the need for raw material, that implies a net effect on energy saving, which translates in savings on CO2 contributions. And by diverting organic waste from landfill we reduce the generation of methane emissions, which contributes by 24 times to climate change than CO2 emissions.