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Diapers recycling - Nothing is trash, EVERYTHING can be transformed.

Through RD&I we create new uses to products that are supposed to end their lives after only one use. Trash for us is feedstock.

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We do the circular engineering in practice to avoid waste materials that could be durable and are early discarded, i.e plastics. 

For us, any trash can be used as raw material to make new products, like our case of used diapers that was turned into resin. That resin was the raw material to produce plastics hangers and trash lids.

Idea Title

Diapers recycling - Nothing is trash, EVERYTHING can be transformed.

Company / Organization Name

We are Boomera

Website

www.boomera.com.br

Where are you / your team located?

We are from Sao Paulo, Southeast of Brazil.

How does this Idea redesign unrecyclable small format plastic items that often end up as waste?

We practice the concepts of circular engineering. We believe that nothing is waste, everything can be transformed and reused. This idea redesign unrecyclable diapers to new products based on transformation of used diapers in a rich plastic resin.

Which use cases does your Idea apply to?

This case helps to eliminate irregular dumps and diminish the volume of waste on landfills.

In what geographical context or area does your Idea plan to operate / solve?

Our region is Brazil.

How do you envision scaling up your Idea?

We imagine that we can create a network that provides us a low cost system to collect the diapers and a cheaper cost of sterilization. If we can reduce these costs, we can have a competive material to apply for virgins resins.

At what stage of development is your Idea?

  • Piloting: You have started to implement your solution as a whole with a first set of real users. You may have started to develop a business model for your idea, including identifying key customer segments, relevant partnerships, go-to-market strategy, and draft financials.

Please describe how becoming a Top Idea and working with the Think Beyond Plastics Accelerator Program will help to accelerate your solution.

The aceleration can provide us a faster connection with others players and users for this solution. The goal is to collect 100.000 diapers and use all resin from this diapers.

Please describe from where your Idea emerged

In a partnership with a relevent diapers producer and a Brazilian University.

Tell us about your work experience

We are an inovation company that was founded by a diversity of backgrounds . We have entrepreneurs, engineers and people eager to find solutions for plastic waste.

Please describe your legal and organizational structure

We are a limited company (LLP)

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