SOS! SAVE WASTED NOORD! HELP US, SUPPORT LOCAL PLASTIC RECYCLING

With nearly 700 member households in Amsterdam Noord, the Municipality is no longer able or willing to provide the support we need to increase local plastic recycling even further. Now YOU CAN SAVE WASTED NOORD!

At its core, WASTED is a project about communities and citizens – the vibrant heart of city life that defines how we live today, and how we live tomorrow.

Kicking off just over a year ago, we’re beyond happy with the community’s positive response and engaged participation in the WASTED Reward System. With nearly 700 member households, people keep signing up.

Together, we are recycling more and more plastic locally. Our primary supporter, Stadsdeel Noord, the City of Amsterdam’s local municipal body in Noord, has been extremely helpful. When quantity became too much for us to complete with our cargo bike, the Stadsdeel graciously took over our collection route, and they provided us with the financial means to power the project’s management, administration and forward-looking innovation behind the scenes.

WASTED NOT TAKING ON ANY NEW MEMBERS (TEMPORARILY)

In July, we received word that Stadsdeel Noord is no longer willing to support the WASTED Reward System financially. Thanks to our team of fantastic community managers, we were able to settle on a compromise with the City: at this time we are not allowed to accept any new members, but the garbage collection will continue to support the existing 700 households weekly collection. As much as it pains us to say, consequently we cannot sign up any new members until we find the means to support WASTED’s growth.

WHY ARE WE SO ATTACHED TO WASTED NOORD?

The pilot serves as a concrete example of how others can develop small-scale circular urban processes by activating, supporting and rewarding virtuous behavior in and among local communities. In addition, or perhaps moreover, WASTED creates real change for those involved – from our team to the 700 participating local households, to the local businesses and cultural organizations that change their everyday habits and business practices to honor more sustainable ways of living and managing resources.

Right now we are working on WASTED’s second pilot phase, which includes the development and implementation of an innovative digital reward system that allows us to streamline and advance our work, engaging more citizens faster and more efficiently in a greater recycling and awareness initiative.

SOS! STRATEGIES FOR YOU TO HELP “SAVE OUR SHIP” AND ADVANCE LOCAL PLASTIC RECYCLING

In order to maintain our current system, and develop and implement WASTED’s more robust, more scalable second pilot, we need to gather proper support. We are actively seeking support to save WASTED in Amsterdam Noord. Operational costs deal with managing member accounts, scanning collected bags, dispensing and collecting coins, liaising with local businesses and cultural organizations, communication and production for approximately 20 hours per week.

There are two ways you can help:

As a person, you can DONATE as much or as little as you want. Just click on the PayPal button here, or send a bank transfer to:
STG. CITIES FOUNDATION
NL39RABO0111776333
Add memo: I saved WASTED Noord.

As a company, you can become a donor of honor. Interested? Please set a meeting with our team by writing to info@wastedlab.nl. We can discuss a partnership, where we receive a monthly installment for the time we need to get back on our legs.

We are small. And we act small, but our scalable local actions have global ambitions. Saving WASTED Noord helps our local community reach more local communities to deliver a greater impact worldwide, and we thank you greatly for any and all of your support!

SAVE WASTED NOORD – CLICK HERE!

Created on 03 August 2016

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