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We're looking for projects that help solve the
plastic waste crisis!

Now on its third year, Reimagine Recycling (RR3) takes on a different format by seeking solutions to support. It aims to advance existing projects addressing issues in waste segregation, recycling/upcycling, improving the welfare of the informal waste sector, and mainstreaming gender in waste management.
 
Successful applicants to RR3 will attend a series of virtual workshops and mentorship sessions. They will also get a chance to receive up to PhP500,000.00 to grow their projects.

 
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ACTIVITIES

Applications

A nationwide application seeking solutions

Workshops

A series of workshops that enhance the participating projects

Mentorship

Finalists will be paired with mentors and experts to further develop their projects

Awarding

Three groups will receive PhP500,000 of project funding

 
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ELIGIBILITY

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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.

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Have a completed or existing project that is at least six months old by September 2021.

Projects must show potential for replicability, sustainability, and value to its target beneficiaries.

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Commit to attend the virtual workshops, mentorship sessions, and project pitching.

Workshops will be held on all Wednesdays of September from 10AM-12PM (September 1, 8, 16, and 22).  There must be two to three representatives per workshop. The project pitching will be held on September 29. Mentorship sessions will be arranged at the common availability of assigned mentor and proponents.

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THEMES AND EXAMPLES OF PROJECTS

 
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ELIGIBILITY

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

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ELIGIBILITY

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

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Improving the welfare of the informal waste sector

Examples: Providing social services to the informal waste pickers; financial literacy training for informal waste pickers;  

education and incentive programs

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Gender Mainstreaming
Examples: Increasing participation of women in waste management; microfinance projects for women-led upcycling projects

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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.

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TIMELINE OF ACTIVITIES

 
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ELIGIBILITY

Application Period
July 26-August 11


Participants will be notified about the status
of their application by August 23, 2021.

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ELIGIBILITY

Reimagine Recycling Virtual Workshops
September 1, 8, 16, and 22

The Reimagine Recycling workshops will enhance existing initiatives by increasing their knowledge on stakeholder management, communication for social change, and sustainability.

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ELIGIBILITY

Project Pitching
September 29

Projects will submit a five-minute video pitch and participate in a live Q&A with a panel of judges. Three initiatives will be selected to receive PhP500,000 to support implementation of activities in 2022.

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