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Tradr - Tracking the War on Waste

  Tradr      Perth, Australia

Tradr - Tracking the War on Waste


I'm John Forfar, I am passionate about how technology can solve the world’s environmental problems.

For my whole life I have been fascinated with technology and how it can change the world for the better. I’ve had a 15+ year career in technology spanning across telecommunications, the military and mining industries, I especially loved serving Australia by working in the Defence Force.

However, after having a daughter and deploying away to Afghanistan for 8 months I knew I had go find another purpose to fight for, one that was closer to home.

It was then I found ABC’s War On Waste, which truly showed how big the waste problem is in Australia, where recycled materials were getting dumped in landfill or shipped offshore for unsustainable processing. Inspired by how technology has brought amazing efficiencies to mining, I started thinking, is there a better way to use technology to improve the world that my kids would live in...?


Our Problem

West Australians produce the most amount of waste per person in Australia, the 4th highest in the world! The problem is only getting worse, with waste generation growing 5x faster than population growth!

In an ideal world, the products we consume would be 100% recycled, but we all know that is not the truth. They get picked up from our house and people think, it’s not a problem now, I’ve put it in the right bin. But the truth is, where our waste goes is not that transparent. We lack meaningful data.The issue of transparency was highlighted in ABC’s Craig Reucassel War On Waste documentary (Series 1 Episode 2) when he put GPS trackers in supermarket plastic bag recycling bins, he found some batches getting dumped into landfill and others getting sent offshore.


A recent shocking UN-funded case study, shows the value transparency can bring, when 35 pieces of E-Waste (computers, TV’s, phones) are GPS-tracked after being placed in Government accredited collection bins.

The industry majority did the right thing, however one LCD monitor ended up being shipped offshore, then re-exported to Thailand, eventually getting burnt in a pile of circuit boards billowing toxic smoke over mango and rice fields.

One other LCD monitor also made its way to a crude Thailand chemical and smelter plant, that extracts the gold and copper generating onsite sludge pond found to be contaminating local groundwater. Exporting offshore is to developing countries is illegal (from EU), because of the lax enforcement to prevent environmental pollution and is dangerous to people's health.

The point is, we have no verifiable data on all waste streams, so how can we make sure it goes to the right place to get recycled? It’s time to do the right thing!


Our Solution

We will track the War on Waste!

Tradr is building a waste tracking platform that will provide transparency to the waste industry. We are building a platform that talks to sensors and scanners that can be deployed in many areas, from local council household bins through to tracking hazardous waste logistics.

Think of it as real-time sensor-based auditing with 100% data integrity. Our solution will use enterprise grade technology to ensure easy risk-free implementation so that any business that wants to become a beacon for transparency can readily do so.

Once we start working with manufacturers, our mobile app will let consumers see what materials their sustainable products are sourced from, so you too can help ‘close the loops’ for the circular economy!

We at Tradr are truly excited to go on this journey, but tracking waste is only the start...



Our Vision

Bringing transparency to the waste industry is only the first step in our vision. Once the data is unlocked, the Tradr platform can become a catalyst for change in how we think about consumption and production. We will collaborate with manufacturers to make products sourced from recycled materials and make sure people can get them easily via our Tradr marketplace. We want to make it easy, convenient and 100% verifiable for businesses and consumers to buy, reuse and recycle sustainably and actually know they’re keeping the environment clean for future generations.


Our First Partner - Total Green Recycling


Tradr is proud to be partnered with Total Green Recycling, who take great pride to ensure end of life computers and mobile phones (E-Waste) gets wiped, refurbished for reuse, and ultimately recycled back into raw materials. They passed the UN-funded case study mentioned above with flying colours, with 3 GPS-pieces of E-Waste being processed sustainably!


Contribute to our campaign and help get MacBook Pros and iPads to charities in need!



We Need Your Help

We can’t do this on our own! Every contribution you make helps get our waste tracking platform off the ground!

By supporting our campaign you will be part of something big. You will be supporting a startup who has committed to track the “War On Waste” using technology to bring environmental change.

You can support our mission by buying Tradr stickers, hats, shirts, along with re-useable green bags & coffee cups. Larger donation help get refurbished Macbooks & iPads to charities in need !

Will you join our #WarOnWaste ?

#tradr

Follow us at:

Tradr.com

Tradr Facebook

Learn more on our Tradr Blog

Thanks for helping us Track the War on Waste!


Our Donor Rewards

Tradr Shopping Bag

Tradr Reusable Coffee Cup


Tradr Cap made from recycled earth friendly materials

Tradr shirt made from recycled earth friendly materials














  • $5165 Pledged

  • $15000 Goal

  • 34% from 17 supporters
  • Campaign Ended
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  • Tradr Supporter

    Support with $10
    Thank you for your support and helping us track the War on Waste. We'll send you an awesome bumper sticker with our Tradr logo and a thank you card from our team.

  • Tradr Shopping Bag

    Support with $20
    Receive one of our Tradr shopping bags! Our recycled shopping bags are a perfect first step to reduce plastic bag consumption.

  • Tradr Reusable Coffee Cup

    Support with $40
    It is estimated Australians use 1 billion disposable coffee cups each year. That's approximately 2,700,000 paper coffee cups thrown out every day! You will receive one of our awesome Tradr reusable coffee cups so you can get your caffeine kick and be eco friendly.

  • Tradr Cap

    Support with $50
    Look cool in one of our Tradr caps made from 100% recycled plastic bottles with a great looking embroidered logo.

  • Tradr Ultimate Thank You Pack

    Support with $150
    Remain stylish and sustainable at the same time with our Tradr shirt and cap made from recycled materials. Also included is one of our awesome bumper stickers and reusable coffee cups.

  • Tradr Charity iPad Rockstar

    Support with $250
    Thanks to Total Green Recycling, we will send a refurbished iPad to a local charity in need. Your name will be acknowledged by the charity and we'll send you an update on how your donation has helped. Charity list to be announced.

  • Tradr Charity MacBook Champion

    Support with $500
    Thanks to Total Green Recycling, we will send a refurbished MacBook to a local charity in need. Your name will be acknowledged by the charity and we'll send you an update on how your donation has helped. Charity list to be announced.

 


I'm John Forfar, I am passionate about how technology can solve the world’s environmental problems.

For my whole life I have been fascinated with technology and how it can change the world for the better. I’ve had a 15+ year career in technology spanning across telecommunications, the military and mining industries, I especially loved serving Australia by working in the Defence Force.

However, after having a daughter and deploying away to Afghanistan for 8 months I knew I had go find another purpose to fight for, one that was closer to home.

It was then I found ABC’s War On Waste, which truly showed how big the waste problem is in Australia, where recycled materials were getting dumped in landfill or shipped offshore for unsustainable processing. Inspired by how technology has brought amazing efficiencies to mining, I started thinking, is there a better way to use technology to improve the world that my kids would live in...?


Our Problem

West Australians produce the most amount of waste per person in Australia, the 4th highest in the world! The problem is only getting worse, with waste generation growing 5x faster than population growth!

In an ideal world, the products we consume would be 100% recycled, but we all know that is not the truth. They get picked up from our house and people think, it’s not a problem now, I’ve put it in the right bin. But the truth is, where our waste goes is not that transparent. We lack meaningful data.The issue of transparency was highlighted in ABC’s Craig Reucassel War On Waste documentary (Series 1 Episode 2) when he put GPS trackers in supermarket plastic bag recycling bins, he found some batches getting dumped into landfill and others getting sent offshore.


A recent shocking UN-funded case study, shows the value transparency can bring, when 35 pieces of E-Waste (computers, TV’s, phones) are GPS-tracked after being placed in Government accredited collection bins.

The industry majority did the right thing, however one LCD monitor ended up being shipped offshore, then re-exported to Thailand, eventually getting burnt in a pile of circuit boards billowing toxic smoke over mango and rice fields.

One other LCD monitor also made its way to a crude Thailand chemical and smelter plant, that extracts the gold and copper generating onsite sludge pond found to be contaminating local groundwater. Exporting offshore is to developing countries is illegal (from EU), because of the lax enforcement to prevent environmental pollution and is dangerous to people's health.

The point is, we have no verifiable data on all waste streams, so how can we make sure it goes to the right place to get recycled? It’s time to do the right thing!


Our Solution

We will track the War on Waste!

Tradr is building a waste tracking platform that will provide transparency to the waste industry. We are building a platform that talks to sensors and scanners that can be deployed in many areas, from local council household bins through to tracking hazardous waste logistics.

Think of it as real-time sensor-based auditing with 100% data integrity. Our solution will use enterprise grade technology to ensure easy risk-free implementation so that any business that wants to become a beacon for transparency can readily do so.

Once we start working with manufacturers, our mobile app will let consumers see what materials their sustainable products are sourced from, so you too can help ‘close the loops’ for the circular economy!

We at Tradr are truly excited to go on this journey, but tracking waste is only the start...



Our Vision

Bringing transparency to the waste industry is only the first step in our vision. Once the data is unlocked, the Tradr platform can become a catalyst for change in how we think about consumption and production. We will collaborate with manufacturers to make products sourced from recycled materials and make sure people can get them easily via our Tradr marketplace. We want to make it easy, convenient and 100% verifiable for businesses and consumers to buy, reuse and recycle sustainably and actually know they’re keeping the environment clean for future generations.


Our First Partner - Total Green Recycling


Tradr is proud to be partnered with Total Green Recycling, who take great pride to ensure end of life computers and mobile phones (E-Waste) gets wiped, refurbished for reuse, and ultimately recycled back into raw materials. They passed the UN-funded case study mentioned above with flying colours, with 3 GPS-pieces of E-Waste being processed sustainably!


Contribute to our campaign and help get MacBook Pros and iPads to charities in need!



We Need Your Help

We can’t do this on our own! Every contribution you make helps get our waste tracking platform off the ground!

By supporting our campaign you will be part of something big. You will be supporting a startup who has committed to track the “War On Waste” using technology to bring environmental change.

You can support our mission by buying Tradr stickers, hats, shirts, along with re-useable green bags & coffee cups. Larger donation help get refurbished Macbooks & iPads to charities in need !

Will you join our #WarOnWaste ?

#tradr

Follow us at:

Tradr.com

Tradr Facebook

Learn more on our Tradr Blog

Thanks for helping us Track the War on Waste!


Our Donor Rewards

Tradr Shopping Bag

Tradr Reusable Coffee Cup


Tradr Cap made from recycled earth friendly materials

Tradr shirt made from recycled earth friendly materials














  • Tradr Supporter

    Thank you for your support and helping us track the War on Waste. We'll send you an awesome bumper sticker with our Tradr logo and a thank you card from our team.
    left

  • Tradr Shopping Bag

    Receive one of our Tradr shopping bags! Our recycled shopping bags are a perfect first step to reduce plastic bag consumption.
    left

  • Tradr Reusable Coffee Cup

    It is estimated Australians use 1 billion disposable coffee cups each year. That's approximately 2,700,000 paper coffee cups thrown out every day! You will receive one of our awesome Tradr reusable coffee cups so you can get your caffeine kick and be eco friendly.
    left

  • Tradr Cap

    Look cool in one of our Tradr caps made from 100% recycled plastic bottles with a great looking embroidered logo.
    left

  • Tradr Ultimate Thank You Pack

    Remain stylish and sustainable at the same time with our Tradr shirt and cap made from recycled materials. Also included is one of our awesome bumper stickers and reusable coffee cups.
    left

  • Tradr Charity iPad Rockstar

    Thanks to Total Green Recycling, we will send a refurbished iPad to a local charity in need. Your name will be acknowledged by the charity and we'll send you an update on how your donation has helped. Charity list to be announced.
    left

  • Tradr Charity MacBook Champion

    Thanks to Total Green Recycling, we will send a refurbished MacBook to a local charity in need. Your name will be acknowledged by the charity and we'll send you an update on how your donation has helped. Charity list to be announced.
    left

 


I'm John Forfar, I am passionate about how technology can solve the world’s environmental problems.

For my whole life I have been fascinated with technology and how it can change the world for the better. I’ve had a 15+ year career in technology spanning across telecommunications, the military and mining industries, I especially loved serving Australia by working in the Defence Force.

However, after having a daughter and deploying away to Afghanistan for 8 months I knew I had go find another purpose to fight for, one that was closer to home.

It was then I found ABC’s War On Waste, which truly showed how big the waste problem is in Australia, where recycled materials were getting dumped in landfill or shipped offshore for unsustainable processing. Inspired by how technology has brought amazing efficiencies to mining, I started thinking, is there a better way to use technology to improve the world that my kids would live in...?


Our Problem

West Australians produce the most amount of waste per person in Australia, the 4th highest in the world! The problem is only getting worse, with waste generation growing 5x faster than population growth!

In an ideal world, the products we consume would be 100% recycled, but we all know that is not the truth. They get picked up from our house and people think, it’s not a problem now, I’ve put it in the right bin. But the truth is, where our waste goes is not that transparent. We lack meaningful data.The issue of transparency was highlighted in ABC’s Craig Reucassel War On Waste documentary (Series 1 Episode 2) when he put GPS trackers in supermarket plastic bag recycling bins, he found some batches getting dumped into landfill and others getting sent offshore.


A recent shocking UN-funded case study, shows the value transparency can bring, when 35 pieces of E-Waste (computers, TV’s, phones) are GPS-tracked after being placed in Government accredited collection bins.

The industry majority did the right thing, however one LCD monitor ended up being shipped offshore, then re-exported to Thailand, eventually getting burnt in a pile of circuit boards billowing toxic smoke over mango and rice fields.

One other LCD monitor also made its way to a crude Thailand chemical and smelter plant, that extracts the gold and copper generating onsite sludge pond found to be contaminating local groundwater. Exporting offshore is to developing countries is illegal (from EU), because of the lax enforcement to prevent environmental pollution and is dangerous to people's health.

The point is, we have no verifiable data on all waste streams, so how can we make sure it goes to the right place to get recycled? It’s time to do the right thing!


Our Solution

We will track the War on Waste!

Tradr is building a waste tracking platform that will provide transparency to the waste industry. We are building a platform that talks to sensors and scanners that can be deployed in many areas, from local council household bins through to tracking hazardous waste logistics.

Think of it as real-time sensor-based auditing with 100% data integrity. Our solution will use enterprise grade technology to ensure easy risk-free implementation so that any business that wants to become a beacon for transparency can readily do so.

Once we start working with manufacturers, our mobile app will let consumers see what materials their sustainable products are sourced from, so you too can help ‘close the loops’ for the circular economy!

We at Tradr are truly excited to go on this journey, but tracking waste is only the start...



Our Vision

Bringing transparency to the waste industry is only the first step in our vision. Once the data is unlocked, the Tradr platform can become a catalyst for change in how we think about consumption and production. We will collaborate with manufacturers to make products sourced from recycled materials and make sure people can get them easily via our Tradr marketplace. We want to make it easy, convenient and 100% verifiable for businesses and consumers to buy, reuse and recycle sustainably and actually know they’re keeping the environment clean for future generations.


Our First Partner - Total Green Recycling


Tradr is proud to be partnered with Total Green Recycling, who take great pride to ensure end of life computers and mobile phones (E-Waste) gets wiped, refurbished for reuse, and ultimately recycled back into raw materials. They passed the UN-funded case study mentioned above with flying colours, with 3 GPS-pieces of E-Waste being processed sustainably!


Contribute to our campaign and help get MacBook Pros and iPads to charities in need!



We Need Your Help

We can’t do this on our own! Every contribution you make helps get our waste tracking platform off the ground!

By supporting our campaign you will be part of something big. You will be supporting a startup who has committed to track the “War On Waste” using technology to bring environmental change.

You can support our mission by buying Tradr stickers, hats, shirts, along with re-useable green bags & coffee cups. Larger donation help get refurbished Macbooks & iPads to charities in need !

Will you join our #WarOnWaste ?

#tradr

Follow us at:

Tradr.com

Tradr Facebook

Learn more on our Tradr Blog

Thanks for helping us Track the War on Waste!


Our Donor Rewards

Tradr Shopping Bag

Tradr Reusable Coffee Cup


Tradr Cap made from recycled earth friendly materials

Tradr shirt made from recycled earth friendly materials














  • Tradr Supporter

    Support with $10
    Thank you for your support and helping us track the War on Waste. We'll send you an awesome bumper sticker with our Tradr logo and a thank you card from our team.

  • Tradr Shopping Bag

    Support with $20
    Receive one of our Tradr shopping bags! Our recycled shopping bags are a perfect first step to reduce plastic bag consumption.

  • Tradr Reusable Coffee Cup

    Support with $40
    It is estimated Australians use 1 billion disposable coffee cups each year. That's approximately 2,700,000 paper coffee cups thrown out every day! You will receive one of our awesome Tradr reusable coffee cups so you can get your caffeine kick and be eco friendly.

  • Tradr Cap

    Support with $50
    Look cool in one of our Tradr caps made from 100% recycled plastic bottles with a great looking embroidered logo.

  • Tradr Ultimate Thank You Pack

    Support with $150
    Remain stylish and sustainable at the same time with our Tradr shirt and cap made from recycled materials. Also included is one of our awesome bumper stickers and reusable coffee cups.

  • Tradr Charity iPad Rockstar

    Support with $250
    Thanks to Total Green Recycling, we will send a refurbished iPad to a local charity in need. Your name will be acknowledged by the charity and we'll send you an update on how your donation has helped. Charity list to be announced.

  • Tradr Charity MacBook Champion

    Support with $500
    Thanks to Total Green Recycling, we will send a refurbished MacBook to a local charity in need. Your name will be acknowledged by the charity and we'll send you an update on how your donation has helped. Charity list to be announced.