Impact: What is the impact of the work to date?
This is the first major project that I'm spearheading but with the right team, the various approvals and proper guidance my project should be successful in impacting change by creating:
1 a new local industry through which diversity is added to the marketplace
2 jobs for the locals
3 cleaner environment.
4 provide a solution to the JA $ 140 million spent by the government this year alone on drain cleaning
5 relationships by soliciting the services of JAMPRO, a statutory corporation mandated to promote Jamaican products and services. Displaying products at desks operated by the Jamaica Tourist Board and attracting wholesalers through e-commerce.
6 an industry that will force others to find new solutions to old problems e.g this is seen in the computer technology industry where companies are pushed to come up with new tablets or computer to make the consumers' life easier.
Barriers: What barriers might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?
Barriers: uncooperative bureaucrats,lack of proper city ordinances to enforce separation of garbage into perishable and non biodegradable and Styrofoam groups for easy collection.
I would lobby the authorities by building relationships with people of influence and like minded people, interested in environment and green issues
my lobbying would include an effort to have the laws and ordinances changed to encourage my idea by showing the benefit to the environment, the cost savings to the recurrent national budget and the spin off benefits of a clean environment to other industries e.g tourism
Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward? (Please consider geographic spread, policy reform, and independent replication/adoption of the idea or other mechanisms.)
The idea is to get all members of the society on board, i.e creating an industry from the waste thus also adding value and creating wealth for employees and company, by:
1 soliciting the services of JAMPRO, a statutory corporation mandated to promote Jamaican products and services both here and abroad. Displaying products at desks operated by the Jamaica Tourist Board.Attracting wholesalers through e-commerce on the company's website and social media.
2 having the local Parish Council mandate that garbage be separated on a commercial and domestic level so as for easy collection by the local Parks and Markets co.
3 reforming societal norms through educating children in schools and adults in the workplace about their disposal habits.