Short term goals
Establishing a system for primary waste separation in buildings
Technical support for collectors and their families
Formalising the informal collectors by employing them in enterprise
Maximizing revenues of collectors by identifying the final buyer
Tackling the four key problems
1. Communal and sannitary problem
At REDI Recycling, workers will receive training, protective equipment and electric tricycles to transport the waste. Collection will be made from special bins placed by our team
2. Kids forced to work
Workers will have a secure monthly income and they won't need the extra hand from kids to boost the little income they made while they were doing it illegally.
3. Illegality, insurance, contribution, and protection
REDI Recycling social enterprise obeys all the legal requirements for a running business. Workers will have all the benefits that workers in other industries have. Put in a simple way: they will be employees with contracts.
4. Exploitation of the labor of the collectors and discrimination
Raising the identity and dignity is a very crucial segment in the whole initiative, so that those people can have better integration in the whole society. They will no longer be seen as "those trash pickers", but like people working for a living while helping to clean the environment.
OPEN DAY WITH REDI RECYCLING
Open day with REDI Recycling brings together decision-makers at the highest level, representatives of the national government, civil society, financial institutions, and Roma people actively involved in recycling in North Macedonia. The event will provide various insights related to the importance and future of Roma in the Green Economy
SORTING AND TREATING THE COLLECTED WASTE
It will be an ongoing procedure for the enterprise, starting early next year. Until the stage 3 is implemented, we will look for the best final buyers of the sorted waste
The number of people involved in the project should be gradually increased. REDI Recycling seeks cooperation from the citizens of Skopje, but also from the municipal authorities. At the same time, new informal waste collectors will be recruited, trained, and equipped
OWN RECYCLING FACTORY
REDI Recycling plans to open it's own Recycling Factory. When the social enterprise will have the capacity of processing the selected waste, it can obtain a higher price for the finished product. This will enable us to provide better care and conditions for the workers