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Recycling paper program

Recycling throughout an experience, where every actor wins

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Idea Summary

Free installation of a paper container in which all of our paper will be recovered with us, and we will pay with stabucks discounts and rewards, each place will have a ranking by gamification.

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We install a container branding with your logo and inside it will be a reusable plastica bag, in which every person will put in only paper, TE LO COMPRO RECICLADORA INDUSTRIAL will recolect all de paper throughout micro-paper recolections and we will pay all the recolections by rewards, also each place will have its ranking and carbon footprint by gamification, also all of other clients will recieve rewards by recycling paper over there, we make it profitable.

We offer a free environmental engineering program so that all of the employees can know the impact.

This solution addresses which of the following:

  • Hot / Cold Fiber Cup
  • Hot Cup Only

How is your concept recoverable?

We recolect paper by micrologistics and make it profitable, then we sell it to the paper mills

How have you incorporated additional sustainability attributes (beyond recoverability) into your solution?

Our solution is profitable for every actor, we do not charge we pay, and we provide paper to the mills so they do not us virgin trees.

What regions do you plan to address with your solution (and how will you accomplish this)?

Mexico and LATAM, but if we can make a good alliance we can handle elsewhere

Describe your target market. Who will benefit from your product?

Paper mills,

What is the current stage of development of your idea?

  • Operating Concept / Startup

What are the biggest challenges you are facing today? What are existing gaps in your solution?

The biggest challenge we are facing are 2 big factors 1. lack of interest of people that do not care recycle 2. lack of making an aliance with stabucks, we work with 650 enterprices in Mexico, and these people only recycle for their coffe rewards no because they care,

Mentorship Needs (please select up to 3)

  • Sustainability and Recoverability
  • Growth and Scaling
  • Fundraising / Finance

Tell us about yourself and your team. What is your background and experience?

CHRIS Economist and Director of TE LO COMPRO startup

In what city are you located?


In what country are you located?


What is your legal / organizational structure? (if applicable)


Please describe how becoming a Top Idea will support the growth of your concept.

We are in favor of circular economy, we cannot stop the economy so we try to make sustainable process by circular economy and not vertically, we try to work on what already the problem is and work in secenaries where everybody wins.

How did you hear about the Challenge?

  • In the news
  • Closed Loop Partners website / social media

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Hi Christopher Hans ,

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