Rewarded by the SUEZ-Institut de France Award in the Social Entrepreneurship Category, the project launched by the group of French-Ivorian startups COLIBA and C+Propre, aims to encourage households to effectively manage the disposal of their waste using a smartphone payment application.
Sorting waste with digital technology
The service on offer from COLIBA and C+Propre is an innovative waste pre-collection, sorting and recovery solution.
The inhabitants of Abidjan can use an application on their smartphones to order identifiable and specific bin bags for household waste or sorting. The bags are collected by pre-collectors that previously operated on an informal basis. The collection is made easier thanks to a geo-tracking tool. .
The price paid by the users includes the bin bag and its transportation to the nearest skip. A points-based incentive system enables households that sort their waste properly to exchange their points for various products and services (telephone credit, staple products, cosmetics, etc.).
Once in the skip, the household waste is disposed of by the waste collector-carrier (public utility or private contractor).
PET (1) waste is recovered and transformed into raw materials that are sold to local industry.