Solution Overview

Our Solution


One-line solution summary:

Digital technology aims to help waste workers or waste collectors increase the effectiveness and efficiency of their work, increasing their

Pitch your solution.

Environmental pollution is promising terrors within a time frame of as soon as 50 - 60 years from now. No single government, institution, or organization can solve this problem alone when the biggest contributor is waste, something that everyone produces every day. As such, we need to maximize and optimize the resources that we already have. At Gringgo, we do this by leveraging technology (GIS, AI, etc.) through our platform, to help improve the effectiveness and efficiency, as well as information tracking of community-based waste collecting and processing activities for a better environmental condition. Additionally, previous use cases have shown an increase in the income of waste collectors as well. Scaling this solution will increase the livelihoods of many waste collectors in Indonesia.

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Which dimension of the Challenge does your solution most closely address?

Increase and leverage the participation of underserved communities in India and Indonesia — especially women, low-income, and remote groups — in the creation, development, and deployment of new technologies, jobs, and industries

In what city, town, or region is your solution team headquartered?

Denpasar, Denpasar City, Bali, Indonesia

Is your solution working in India and/or Indonesia?

My solution is being deployed or has plans to deploy in Indonesia

What specific problem are you solving in India and/or Indonesia?

At Gringgo, we are aiming to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of waste management systems in Indonesia, by leveraging technology not to replace but to empower communities. In Indonesia, the largest community involved in the waste management system is the waste collectors community. These waste collectors are tasked to visit residential houses to collect their waste regularly. Even so, the rate of collection in Indonesia is 40% (less than neighboring countries with 70%), and 70% of the waste ends up in landfills. As such, there is a clear need of increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of waste collection procedures in Indonesia. We aim to do this by empowering all parties involved in the waste collection system with easy and enjoyable technology. We hope that this will in turn increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the process, and hence allow waste collectors to reach a wider area of collection.

Who does your solution serve, and in what ways will the solution impact their lives?

Our solution serves waste collectors, and improves workability and the amount of waste collected through digital technology. Waste collectors are communities that have low and irregular incomes in Indonesia, but their role is very vital. Sometimes they just depend on selling used goods that they get from the waste collection every day. In addition, the sale and price of used goods that are not transparent, only benefits the higher level of the trading. All because the manual system and there is no regulation for it. the problems could be solve by digital technology that provide transparency for all stakeholders in the targeted sector.

How does the problem you are addressing, the solution you have designed, and the population you are serving align with the Challenge?


The solution helps in ticking all three checklists that were provided by the challenge by allowing a low-income community such as waste collectors in Indonesia, to live up to their employers’ and countries’ needs of effectiveness and efficiency. Due to the fact that we are also connecting them with other communities such as the waste processing community, they will also be able to earn additional income. In previous use cases, we have seen an increase of income of around USD256 per month for the waste collectors. 

Additionally, every time we begin a new project with a new area, we make it a point to conduct training and ensure that our application is moderately tailored to their needs. This will allow the workers to familiarize themselves with digital applications such as ours, and allow them to acquire a transferable digital skill in the process.

What is your solution’s stage of development?


Who is the Team Lead for your solution?


Febriadi Pratama CEO

Graduated from Bandung Institute of Technology. Have more than 10 years experience in system development, business development, and product development. Since 2014, has been involved in the waste industry to create technological solutions to help solve the waste problem in Indonesia.

More About Your Solution

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Which of the following categories best describes your solution?

A new technology

What makes your solution innovative?

We use digital technology to achieve effectiveness in waste collection. With digital technology that has been supported by Ai, it will make data collection and field evaluation easier to increase the next target. And by increasing the work efficiency of waste workers, we are able to increase the amount of waste collected which is in line with the increase in the number of waste workers' income from the results of trading raw materials as additional income.

Describe the core technology that powers your solution.

Our solution uses Geographic Information System (GIS), data collection and barcode scanning to help waste collectors identify their tasks, waste and plan the most efficient routes. Additionally, we have an application that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) that is currently being trained and possibly incorporated with our current proposal in the future. This AI aims to help anyone identify different types of wastes to boost waste segregation.

Please select all the technologies currently used in your solution:

  • Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning
  • GIS and Geospatial Technology
  • Software and Mobile Applications

What is your theory of change?

Activities: Connecting all the respected stakeholder by the digital technology.

Output1: Waste worker using digital technology to support the operation.Output2: Community using digital technology to support waste management.

Outcome1: The waste collection effectivity are increased.
Outcome2: Waste worker get more income from raw material trading.
Outcome3: Amount of waste end up in landfill are decreased.
Outcome4: Amount of waste recycled are increased.

Objective : Increasing waste worker capacity and livelihood.

Select the key characteristics of your target population.

  • Poor
  • Low-Income

In which countries do you currently operate?

  • Indonesia

In which countries will you be operating within the next year?

  • Indonesia

What are your impact goals for the next year and the next five years, and how will you achieve them?

Our next year impact goals is to cover and increase the livelihood of waste workers in 1 new province/city in Indonesia. We are actively selecting and contacting the waste collectors to grow with us. Our 5 years plan is this platform could be used nationally in Indonesia. Not only contacting and partnering with private sectors, we also tap in to the government sector as a regulator in the area.

How are you measuring your progress toward your impact goals?

Area covering : For the next few years, we targeting 1 new area covered by our system per 6 months.
Users : We aim the users of our platform increased at least 10% per months and gain 80% traction.
Partnership : We targeting 1 new partner per quarter.

What barriers currently exist for you to accomplish your goals in the next year and in the next five years?

1. Digital literacy: We need to educate and improve the digital literacy of the waste collectors.
2. Government regulation: We need to tap in to the government and giving the benefit of our system to the government.
3. Funding : We need to raising fund for team development, technology development, and marketing in replicating the system to other area.

How do you plan to overcome these barriers?

1. Digital literacy: We need to educate and improve the digital literacy of the waste collectors.
2. Government regulation: We need to tap in to the government and giving the benefit of our system to the government.
3. Funding : We need to raising fund for team development, technology development, and marketing in replicating the system to other area.

More About Your Team

What type of organization is your solution team?

Hybrid of for-profit and nonprofit

How many people work on your solution team?

Fulltime : 6
Freelance : 3

How long have you been working on your solution?

2 years.

How are you and your team well-positioned to deliver this solution?

Most available solutions focus on building something from scratch. Although they are tracking crucial steps, we are in a fight against time and the increasing amount of waste every day. We don’t have the time to build something from the ground up. We recognize that there are existing communities that play big roles in our waste management processes, for example, the waste collectors communities and the recycling communities. Our team chose to instead focus on the strengths that these existing communities have and amplify that by leveraging technology to help existing communities do their jobs in a more effective, efficient, and large-scale way. We communicate directly with these communities and work together alongside them. Additionally, we also aim to provide a cross-community platform for them to connect and create a steady flow of supply and demand. At the same time, we would like to build a sharing economy system, to improve the livelihoods of all parties involved in the process.

What is your approach to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive leadership team?

I build a team and place the right people according to their skills, experience and passion. Making this team able to continue to grow and achieve higher targets. The team has no boundaries of gender, race, religion and belief. We work together to achieve the targets that have been set professionally.

What organizations do you currently partner with, if any? How are you working with them?

Collaboration with PT. Teknik Data Antara in developing the software and mobile app.

Your Model & Funding

What is your operational model?

We providing digital literacy and digital technology to improve waste worker livelihoods in Indonesia. They are seen as the lower class because they have a low income. With digital technology that can support their work, with the amount of raw material obtained increases, it is hoped that they can get additional income to support their lives.

Who is the primary stakeholder you will be targeting to execute and scale your solution?

For-Profit organizations

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