What if Waste Equals Dollars - Ideas and Insights into the Future of W – Indosole Singapore

What if Waste Equals Dollars - Ideas and Insights into the Future of Waste Management

Kai Paul, Indosole’s Vice President was born and raised in Indonesia. He grew up in Jakarta with his parents who were school teachers at the Jakarta International School. As a young kid living in Jakarta, Kai got to experience what it is like growing up in a developing nation with a pollution problem.

In 2017, Kai took the stage at TEDxJIS to share his passion for his home country of Indonesia and vision for the future of waste management and the emerging “Secondary Resource Market” aka “Modern Day Mining.”

“I love Indonesia with all my heart, and that is why I am willing to fight for her. Because I am afraid of the changes we see happening before our eyes.”

Through Kai’s involvement with Indosole, preventing waste tires from ending up in landfills and giving them new life as saleable products, he has done substantial research on the pollution problems facing Indonesia and the world.

It’s time to turn those problems into profitable solutions.

“If you break down a tire you will get Rubber, Oil, Steel, all valuable commodities on their own.”

“Every day we are taking resources from the earth - it’s time we take less and work with what we already have - the tons of usable waste materials both going to and sitting in landfills. Let’s look at this waste as an untapped resource.”

Here at Indosole we believe that the tide is changing and more and more businesses are starting to do things differently and see used resource as a source of profit.  But it’s not just about businesses and organisations investing in these ideas, we need our governments to invest in them too, and for our communities to adopt them.

Click here to watch Kai’s Talk about “What if Waste Equals Dollars - Ideas and Insights into the Future of Waste Management” and at the end ask yourself “What if.”

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx