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Proposal: A shadow price on recycling can grow city economy and improve quality of life Contest: Other Developing Countries’ Climate Action Plan 2015 Thank you for your contest entry. We appreciate your willingness to share your ideas and also the time and effort you put into developing a proposal and submitting it to the contest. We have reviewed your proposal and found that it contained intriguing elements; however, have chosen not to advance it to the next round of competition. We encourage you to keep developing your idea. Transfer your proposal to a Workspace to re-open it, make edits, add collaborators, and even submit it into a future contest. You can do so by logging into your account, opening your proposal, selecting the Admin tab, and clicking "Move proposal". We welcome you to stay involved in the Climate CoLab community: support and comment on proposals that have been named Finalists, and vote during the public voting period to help select the contest’s Popular Choice Winner. Climate CoLab will be opening more contests throughout the year and you are welcome to submit your proposal to those contests as well. Keep up the great work. We hope that by working together, we all can create solutions that wouldn't otherwise be possible. Sincerely, Contest Fellows If there are additional comments from the Judges & Fellows, they will be included below.
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Aug 30, 2015
In consideration to all judges' comments, I have structured a methodology to demonstrate the necessary steps to follow to calculate and model the shadow price of recycling for the city's perspective.
In line with one of the feedbacks received, the city's council will play an important role in directing funding for the recycling infrastructure and also to put together the shadow price committee. The committee will be formed by a variety of relevant stakeholders, from government officials, industry associations, NGOs and community leaders that together will work on the city waste management proposal.
Collaboration is key to understand the overall benefit and gather not only the right people but also the necessary funds for the complete programme. A calculated shadow price for recycling will demonstrate the value of recycling and help to put together a complete city waste management proposal to be taken for the national government to reach the national recycling fund.
Aug 30, 2015
The shadow price committee can establish a holistic view of the city and demonstrate the breakdown of the city overall budget. As a result, we can identify the areas with the higher costs for the council, the key problems for the community or local industry/commerce and any direct connection with the lack of a proper waste management. Therefore, the proposed shadow price of recycling is expected to be much lower than the actual costs helping to create a tool for evaluating investment choices both by the government and local industry.