TO WASTE POLLUTION
WITH SPECIAL PARTICIPATION
We're looking for projects that
help solve the waste crisis!
Now on its fourth year, Reimagine Recycling is once again seeking emerging circular economy initiatives to support through workshops and grant funding. It aims to train entrepreneurs with existing projects that help address issues on coastal community engagement, improving the welfare of the informal waste sector, mainstreaming gender in waste management, and preventing waste from rivers and seas.
Successful applicants to Reimagine Recycling Year 4 will attend a series of virtual workshops and mentorship sessions. Winners will attend in-depth workshops in Metro Manila and receive up to PhP500,000.00 each to grow their projects.
A nationwide application seeking solutions
A series of virtual and in-person workshops that enhance the participating projects
Finalists will be paired with mentors and experts to further develop their projects
Selected initiatives will receive up to PhP500,000 each for project funding
Applicants must apply as an organization, association, or group.
An organization that can comply with minimum legal documentary requirements to receive funding support (e.g., BIR/DTI registration, official receipts) is ideal but not required. If the organization/group is not legally registered, they can partner with Save Philippine Seas or another legally registered organization that can serve as a fund manager. Each application must have a minimum of two representatives and a maximum of three representatives.
Have a completed or existing project that is at least six months old by July 2022.
Projects must show potential for replicability, sustainability, and value to its target beneficiaries.
Commit to attend the virtual workshops, mentorship sessions, and project pitching.
This year program has two parts:
Part 1: A three-week virtual program with up to 15 initiatives. Selected initiatives will receive grant funding and a fully funded trip to the awarding ceremony and in-depth workshops.
Part 2: The awarding ceremony and learning sessions with Reimagine Recycling Year 3 and Year 4 grantees
THEMES AND EXAMPLES OF PROJECTS
Waste Segregation and
Plastic Waste Collection
Examples: Improving waste segregation in grassroots communities; tech-based scanners for waste segregation with waste collection as metrics; platforms that improve transparency and traceability in waste collection; equipment to collect river/ocean waste; monitoring/reporting tool for waste collection/recycling rates
Recycling and Upcycling
Examples: Product development of plastic waste into new items; providing market access for upcycled products; low-cost technology to recycle/upcycle plastics
Examples: Providing healthcare benefits to the informal waste pickers; financial and technological literacy training for women and informal waste pickers; microfinance projects for women-led upcycling projects
Examples: Increasing participation of women, youth, and coastal communities in waste management; education and incentive programs
Community-based education and advocacy programs that improve knowledge and practices on recyclable plastics, waste segregation, and collection for recycling are encouraged to be components of the projects.