HOLY CRAP Reincarnate your waste

THIS PROJECT IS STILL IN DEVELOPMENT

Nepal, a beautiful country with great nature and a magical friendly culture. With Kathmandu as the main capital, home to almost one million people who try to make their everyday living.


Unsorted waste is a big problem in Kathmandu. Only a fraction of the collected waste is recycled. Every day tons of usable materials are thrown away. This result in about 60% of the recyclable materials end up in the landfill or even worse, the river, dump sites or it get’s burned. This not only affects the environment and the people who live around these places but also brings a high risk of disease.

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WASTE COLLECTION

The government and local companies are trying to keep the city clean by collecting some of the waste from the streets and households. This collected waste is taken to places where they try to sort out some of the recyclable materials to sell. But because all of the waste is mixed it becomes almost impossible to separate it properly. It’s just one big mixed pile of stinky junk.

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HUGE LOSS OF VALUABLE MATERIALS

This current method brings environmental damage, unhealthy jobs, and most of all, a huge spill of valuable materials. There should be a better way to do this, and we think this is possible by separating the waste at the source. Starting with the households

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THE HOLY CRAP SYSTEM

Holy Crap is a new system that encourage households to separate their waste at home. Every family connected to this service will be provided on a monthly base with an amount of colored waste bags to make separating easy and fun. Blue bags for plastic, Orange bags for rest and green bags for Organic. 

Besides the colored waste bags every household will be provided with a small waste bin which they can place outside. Each bin comes with a NFC (near field communication) sticker which contains it’s own unique costumer identification number. Once the colored waste bags inside the house are full they can easily be stored in here until the households place their bin at the side of the street for collecting.

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EARN CREDITS BY SEPARATING YOUR WASTE

On the moment the waste collector comes to pick up the waste he scans the sticker on the bin with a simple smartphone or NFC scanner. Right away the device displays the personal identification number. 

For every well separated bag the household earns credits. For example for each bag of organic waste 25 credits, plastic 100 credits and rest 10 credits. The more and better the family separates the more credits they can earn.

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The waste collector can easily put in the right number of bags on his device and the software will automatically upload the total amount of credits on the online profile of the household.

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EXCHANGE YOUR CREDITS

On the Holy Crap website household can easily login with there personal identification number. Here they exactly can see what happens with their waste, how much they already have recycled, how their neighborhood is doing comparing to other neighborhoods, find information about the importance of separating and how their separation has contribute to a healthier local environment. Besides this, another great thing is that households can exchange their well earned credits in for example phone credit, organic compost, eco friendly products or discount at selected shops.

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RECYCLE

Once all of the trash is collected it goes to the sorting centre. Because all of the waste is already separated at the households it’s easy to sort out the recyclable materials. Organic waste can be sold to companies who produce bio-gas, fertilizer or even animal food. Plastics can be sold to factories who make new plastic products and rest waste is sorted out to recycle into new textiles, metals, glass and papers. When all the waste is sorted out at household level 60% of the trash doesn’t have to end up at the landfill but can be reincarnated in to new things.

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