ReFuse is on a mission to work with underserved communities enabling them to sort recyclables and get rewarded for it. They set up collection points for recyclables where people can deposit their sorted waste. They then sell these recyclables to local industries and use the revenue to reward people in cash or to fund local community projects.
They run two programs, cash4trash and trash4good where registered users accumulate rewards in their waste wallet and they can cash it out in local currency at our collection points or decide to fund a local community project.
The solution provides a safe recyclable collection solution to people living in informal settlements, refugee camps, and dense urban areas that lack basic services and waste infrastructures. Local inhabitants can get rid of the recyclables they produce, reduce the health and environmental hazards caused by street dumping, and get rewarded for their effort. Local industries in need of materials can buy high-quality recyclables thanks to our service.
ReFuse created a conversation with the community to understand their needs and aspirations, striving to overturn the malfunctioning traditional waste management approach with a solution that could couple both environmental and social impacts.
They currently prototyping their model and planning their scaling journey and their first round of investment.