The current state of affairs in which investment trends are moving away from the stock exchange to the commodities futures exchange and the fact that people at the bottom of the social pyramid have little disposable income to invest on both, makes it is necessary to come up with an alternative investment scheme that enable the poor to invest on these exchanges. In addition, the waste management of cities highlights an opportunity for redirecting resource (after recovering them) from bins and sewers of both the poor and rich into investment schemes. This is the Integrated Waste Management System (Green Re-cycle.com) .Its purpose is to manage waste by techniques used to raise capital for various businesses on the stock exchange. Since waste of different kinds can be used as the principle raw material by various companies, it is therefore some kind of capital .This waste can therefore be recycled in the most cost effective ways by experts using different processes to produce different kinds of goods [see you tube and linkedin: weima , komptech , 2k manufacturing] .The major difference that this approach has to other proposed systems is that the person producing and depositing waste becomes a shareholder and has the rights to invest in whichever recycling business he or she chooses. Just as on the stock exchange, shares can be acquired on primary and secondary markets or by working for a recycling company.
The processed waste can first be turn into purified commodities and then into finished goods. Since these recycling companies listed on the stock exchange will eventually end up trading on the commodities futures exchange, the futures contracts they engage in will help their investors to see their future earnings. Where the recycling companies do not add value beyond the purification level, the manufacturers will have a local supply of processed material to make their goods. If these manufacturing companies are listed on the stock exchange, Investors of the recycling companies will be able to analyze their performance through the commercial market and stock exchange. So the investors of the recycling company will be able to understand the whole value chain and be better informed to invest in other related businesses along this value chain.
The most critical components In this system are those that have evolved from internet and mobile networks [Internet and mobile banking ,dodgeball ,foursquare ,e-bay, amazon , trading of shares and commodities on the Internet etc],thus making e-commerce possible. This makes transaction nearly instantaneous. The ease with which people of different social background can participate is quite significant.
Another feature that makes this system effective is the GPS [Global Position System].This makes it possible to locate various kinds of waste. The coupling of GPS with the qualitative information gathered at the site and transmitted through Internet and mobile networks makes collection of this waste by interested companies efficient [see Dodgeball, Foursquare, tweeter, Facebook etc].
To make this possible the whole architecture of waste collection from the point of collection to the place where the waste is recycled has to be adapted. Perishable food stuff such as vegetables and leftover meals, should be vacuum sealed before being turn into feed for fish and livestock [tables of citrus on pages 3].
The bins used to carry the waste can be further modified so that different kinds of waste can be placed in different compartments. A bar code placed on the bag containing the waste identifies the person depositing the waste, the kind of waste [quality and quantity: see KTZ-Terberg and kliko on you tube] and the destination of the waste. This information is transmitted through internet and mobile networks to logistics companies which can then distributed the waste in much the same way postal services distribute mail. This happens after the waste has been collected and placed at a strategic location for it to then be transported to an appropriate recycling center. These transactions can be facilitated by some of the software and hardware belonging to craft silicon and KTZ-Terberg and Kliko.
All this suggests the mass use of Smart bins and Smart Toilets (see bill gates reinvents the toilet on you tube) which can be designed to record the details of each and every person that uses them and then send this information to a database of a recycling company. Conventional recycling is a mature industry so I will concentrate on biological recycling.
All the biological agents used to recycle organic waste have a great capacity of consuming waste and of multiplying quickly so that the problem can be handled as soon as possible. Four biological agents have been chosen to help do this. These are fungus, bacteria, plants and fish.
1] Fungus has the capacity to grow rapidly from spores and can therefore colonize a substrate of enormous quantity.
2] Bacteria multiplies by binary fission.
3] Fish lay a large number of eggs and can therefore quickly multiply to march the supply of waste that has been turned into feed.
4] A large number of plants can be propagated by seeds, cuttings and tissue culture.
BIOLOGICAL RECYCLING CENTRE
By grouping areas of low population density (such as farms) with areas of high population density (such as compounds) - waste that is generated in areas where there is on space to set up a biological recycling centre can be moved to areas where there is space to set up such a centre. One example is a Greenhouse in which plants are propagated in cartons which are used to carry liquids, such as empty shake-shake packs, and plastic bottles recycled into flower pots and plant containers. After their growth has been accelerated they can be distributed among homes near schools, restaurant and hotels. This helps to march the supply of fresh fruit and vegetables with demand and therefore reduces waste by cutting the cost of transport, refrigeration and avoiding over- productivity.
I have recommended the use of technologies of siemen –logo micro automation, SIMATIC S7- 200 and Craft Silicon-Bankers Realm EFT Solution (BREFT ).
The limited participation of ordinary people in places like the stock exchange, commodities futures exchange, big co-operations, the carbon credit market and the intellectual property market.
KEY INNOVTION AND TIMELINE
I developed the concept of Green Re-cycle between June and September 2010 and submitted the paper with National Technology Business Centre of Zambia on 9 December 2010. The original Idea was called THE INTEGRATED WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, which dealt with recycling and food security aid by mobile communication, social media and the stock exchange. This evolved into a Geo-social network with trading platforms and the software was developed by a Computer Programmer at the University of Zambia.
Basic website design for Geo-social network.
Manufacturers of recycling equipment (from Waste Management World magazine) Rating from 1 to 5 stars
Recyclers of waste (e.g. agri.capital,ostara nutriate recovery,Bioconstruct) Rating from 1 to 5 stars
General public investors (users of the Geo-social network; individual commentators & individual investors) Rating from 1 to 5 stars
Institutional Investors (Hedge funds, Insurance companies, Banks etc) Rating from 1 to 5 stars
Stock Exchange (stock of recycling companies etc) Rating from 1 to 5 stars
Board of Trades (commodities- primary and processed) Rating 1 to 5 stars
Social Networks connected with APIs ( linkedin, facebook, tweeter,youtube, ebay, Amazon, foursquare, yelp, The BBC etc ) Rating 1 to 5 stars
Manufacturers (xxxxx,wwwww,etc) Rating 1 to 5
NGOs (Avaaz, oackland institute, oxfarm, ActionAid etc) Rating 1 to 5 stars
Entrepreneur’s ideas (e.g. through youtube) Rating 1 to 5 stars
Angel Investors (e.g.kiva) Rating 1 to 5 stars
Fresh patent.com and late patent.com/expired patents.com Ratings of patents 1 to 5 stars
App Rating from 1 to 5(e.g. for Investors education to Trade in stocks, commodities and other investments –My Town app)
Energy saving technologies (e.g. solar, wind sytsem by z-wave e.g vera etc) Rating 1 to 5 stars .
Challenges and Solutions.
Challenge To get the local City Council’s Waste Management Unit involved so that a trial would be arranged, because at this time one Mobile Service Providers had agreed to give me their platform if the Council got on board.
Solution It soon became apparent that such an innovation would be easier to implement where KTZ or Recycle Bank’s waste management systems were being used and people were familiar with Geo-social networks like foursquare, in country like England and The Netherlands.
Challenge I had no money to setup a website and pay for using a Server.
Solution Use servers for free by companies like Opera.
Challenge Creating awareness through The Press.
Solution Creating awareness of eminent launch of my Geo-social network through social platforms like facebook, tweeter etc.
Benefit & Metric
Benefit: to enable people to trade using whatever contribution that could add value to a product, be it a complete idea, collaborating with others to improve existing ideas, collaborative mapping coupled with identifying useful patents and matching them with the right place and challenge, identifying any other opportunities, affiliate marketing, money, waste etc.
Benefit: to link NGOs with investors so that they can make socially conscience and environmentally sustainable investments.
Benefit: to make available locally and efficiently produced food.
Benefit: to create a market for APPs that educate ordinary people to became will informed investors.
Benefit: in addition to creating jobs to enable ordinary people buy and own shares in companies.
Benefit: to help solve the problem of uncollected waste and therefore prevent diseases.
Benefit: to produce energy, feed and fertilizer from waste.
Benefit: to produce one system that consists of the Smart Bin, Smart Grid and Smart Toilet.
To first introduce this system in countries that have the infrastructure and learn lessons before expanding to poor countries.
To connect to other social networks like the facebook, tweeter, linkedin through APIs.
The need to collaborate with people in different countries.
To make as many people members of the International Solid Waste Association.
The University of Zambia - Computer Centre (Farai "Swish" Muzungaile, Ms Mary Masase, Mrs C.K Chanda) University of Zambia Students, Thorn Park Construction Centre, Environmental Council of Zambia and National Technology Business Centre etc.
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