An 84 year old pushes cart to go the rounds for disposed renewables from homes (https://youtu.be/aACrMzZJMpQ). She also collects items that home owners are not able to dispose of care of the public trash collectors.
Meanwhile, along Metro Manila, everyone is so concerned with the volume of trash that awash along Manila Bay coastline (https://www.philstar.com/nation/2019/03/03/1898154/5-million-kilos-trash-removed-manila-bay-dilg).
These are the kind of scenarios Wayste (https://www.bridge360ph.com/projects-more) is all about. It is a project that seeks to address the solid waste crisis that Bridge360 has been predicting since almost two years ago.
Solid waste management is a wicked problem, whether it is here in the Philippines or elsewhere in the world (https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/06/plastic-planet-health-pollution-waste-microplastics/). Bridge360 is trying to meet this wicked problem head on using a business model patterned after popular successful Information Communication Technology application.
Wayste (www.facebook.com/WaystePH) seeks to help impoverished pushcart operators while at the same time addressing solid waste management crisis. Bridge360 intends to do this by bring together home owners and businesses, on one hand, and pushcart operators, barangay solid waste management facilities, and waste processing industries, on the other hand, using an android phone app and a Progressive Web App. Brige360 has already touched base with the City Administration of Pasay City and the Campus Management Office of University of the Philippines in Diliman regarding the possibility of fielding these apps once ready for public use.
Bridge360 needs funds to be able to finally make Wayste app available to the public for free.