Re-Cycled House | Closing the cycle of plastic: Decent housing solutions from recycled plastics
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
I was fortunately enough to win "Environmental Competition Awards" in South Africa, and being the 3rd runner at the Global Innovation Through Science & Technology (GIST). In executing the successful of the project here's our team Joseph Mandwa: Architect and entrepreneur with 4 years experience in manufacturing and plastic processing, for implementing reuse projects recycled plastic materials into innovative products and disruptive. Zena Sengenge: Entrepreneur with experience in research and development of products made from recycled for implementation in construction materials. Zuhura Maulid: Business administrator majoring in Marketing, experience in management and implementation of productive projects. Here's the measures in evaluating our business success:- Sector dominance - Being a big fish in a smaller pond is sometimes much more rewarding than being a small fish in a bigger one! By having carved out a niche market for myself and I have a large market share, this is also a great indicator of success. Niche products and services often have the ability to expand into new markets, so there is always potential to grow. SERVING MORE PEOPLE - If were helping more people and getting more customers wanting to spend money with us this is another measurement of success. Our business is growing; people are seeing the value in doing business with us. The products and services we have developed are meeting our markets needs and our reputation is growing. GAINING RECOGNITION -If we find were winning awards, generating media coverage, or getting more customers coming back, giving us testimonials and referrals this recognition is another sign of success. That were doing something right. Our product, service and experience is valued.
Sustainability and future plans
We are increasingly involved with manufacturers and processors of plastic, like some government agencies that until now are paying attention to the negative environmental impact of plastic handled improperly. We seek support within the plastic closure cycle, a helping hand in the participation of a whole methodology of circular economy where finally we are as manufacturers, people living recycling as providers, and people with low income and the homeless close late this lifecycle plastic beneficiaries. our growth depends on the participation that allows us the sector and the normalization.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
I am Emmanuel Kimaro, I was born in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania in 16th February 1989, graduating from Mbeya University of Science and Technology. I was fortunately enough to win "Environmental Competition Awards" in South Africa, and being the 3rd runner at the Global Innovation Through Science & Technology (GIST), I was among the top ten finalist at the "total startupper of the year" by Total Company. As children in Tanzania, we used to live nearby slums and were early exposed to waste pickers reality. In neighboring countries i.e. Burundi and Rwanda there were armed conflicts that forced the settlers (refugees) to leave their homes and move to Tanzania ( where I live) , without their belongings, without a roof and with only what they could carry in their hands, hundreds of families were looking for a temporary or permanent shelter. When I was in the university in 2014 I had this idea of designing pieces of plastic waste for the construction of the shelter, by acquiring and transform the raw material (recycled plastic approx 120TM) and ship construction elements for them to reside. I am Interesting in changing the world through technology and Innovation, and making it a better place for everyone to live.