"¿Quién Recicla?" (QR // Who Recycles?) is a web application designed to help citizens interested in trading or donating recycled materials or goods in Spanish-speaking world cities.
QR understands citizens (individuals and communities) as its clients. It aims to help develop recycling initiatives through the following services:
Recycling Points (“Puntos de Reciclaje”): allows users to list recycling points within or near their communities (neighborhood/equivalent residential area in their city). This information is stored in a database that (using the Google Maps API, v. 3) allows users to visualize the location of these points and instantly get important data related to them: working times and received material types in each point, plus ongoing not-for-profit recycling campaigns led by other QR users . A search engine (for especific and educational videos on recycling are also included.
Marketplace (“Mercado de Cosas Usadas”): using an open-source and secure e-commerce platform (Prestashop), users will be able to list and/or buy or sell raw materials or products, according to our category list. New listings will be listed for a small fee, in a one-time transaction.
Campaigns (“Campañas”): users interested in using recycling initiatives for a not-for-profit initiative can develop their campaigns using our platform and also share it through the most-known social networks. Campaign listings are completely free of charge.
Each QR transaction holds value for its clients: carbon footprint data (provided, under an open license, by the non-profit organization Global Footprint Network) possible economic revenue (Marketplace service). This will particularly support Who Recycles? running costs.
QR intends to incorporate new features in the near future, such as: mobile version, additional languages and custom-facilities for possible allies (e.g. public and private sectors).
Estefanía Salazar - Journalist, coordinator
Rosnel Martínez - Development
Anavir Padilla - Marketing, Development
Salvador Campanella - Development
Ciarilys Reyes - Visual Design
Mauro Torres - Consultantfetpav@gmail.com
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