Terracycle Gardening Products (source: Terracycle)
I love Terracycle. Its great for many reasons:
- it takes waste and makes money on it
- its eco-friendly
- (a critical piece that few talk about) it shows us what our trash looks like.
Thanks for visiting! On this site, I blog about new things I've learned, thoughts about my work, and life. This blog tends to have a strong focus on infrastructure, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the developing world.
If I'm trying to extract the lessons from this extremely brief story (I'm still not sure how the dots connect, i.e. how the book helped get Beatrice into a prep school and then college), it would revolve around defining the success of "aid." What is a reliable measurable metric of success, particularly in aid??
Beatrice’s story helps address two of the most commonly asked questions about foreign assistance: “Does aid work?” and “What can I do?”
The tale begins in the rolling hills of western Uganda, where Beatrice was born and raised. As a girl, she desperately yearned for an education, but it seemed hopeless: Her parents were peasants who couldn’t afford to send her to school. [...]