XUsed is a social enterprise with an application for people who want to earn extra income from selling their waste, such as used cooking oil, old newspapers and books, tin cans, bottles or glass. XUsed will connect the seller with potential buyers or waste collectors by providing the date and collection point for both parties. This app not only helps those in need of extra income but it also helps protect our environment through recycling waste products.
XUsed has implemented its programme with 60 schools in 2018 under their “Earn to Learn @ School”, piloted with MCII. The programme helps students, teachers and schools gain financial benefits from recycling waste. Students can earn an average of RM50-RM100 per month from recycling waste from home. This has, in particular, provided underprivileged families with an additional source of household income and motivates the students to learn more about recycling waste and be environmentally conscious. Some schools have also “reinvested” the recycling proceeds back into improving its school facilities.
XUsed currently has a pipeline of 200 schools that are interested in implementing “Earn to Learn @ School”. However, there is an initial start-up cost required for each school, to cover the following areas:
XUsed is requesting a loan of RM15,000 to implement the programme in 5 new schools.
They expect to repay the loan by October 2019.