Miziara Participatory Recycling

Participatory Recycling

Community: Sensorica and Carpe Verum


Create a participatory recycling of waste materials in Miziara, Lebanon.

Objective 1. Install a plastic and waste recycling Micro-Factory in Miziara, North Lebanon, in partnership with Plastiskul. This Micro-Factory will include:

  • Injection Moulding

  • 3D Printer

  • Shredder

  • Sheet Press

  • Extruder

  • CNC Router



Miziara (known also as Meziara, Arabic: مزيارة) is a town located in the North Governorate of Lebanon. The village is home to Our Lady of Miziara, Mother of Mercies, St Elias Shrines And to Hotel Miziara the village's first hotel. The populated area called Miziara is formed of four villages: Miziara, Harf Miziara, Houmeis and Sakhra. For Miziara, the population is around 6,000. The number of households is around 570.

There was a beautiful legendary forest. People visited it like we visit ruins and shrines nowadays. A rocky cave in the forest was turned into a niche in the name of Virgin Mary; candles and oil lanterns were always lit. If by chance along the way you met an acquaintance coming from the forest and asked him, where were you? The answer would surely be Min Al Ziara, meaning from the visit to Virgin Mary’s forest. But like all native accents, changing a vocabulary, letters flying into thin air, it became known as Miziara.


Communication and coordination

Communication channels

Coordination tools


Our initial goal is to complete a proposal to offer to several international funding organizations in addition to a crowdfunding strategy that will include the Beneficiary.

  • Who are we?

Seed Ecosystem – Submitting Applications

Value Propositions – What is your added value?

  • RTPLO financial ecosystem

The Seed Team will work on building the economic and organizational infrastructure of this new organization.

Processes breakdown

Tasks distributions (Man-Hours)

This will open the door to being a valued contributor to running the RTPLO’s operations.

  • Micro-Factory financial ecosystem

Cost and value of the Micro-Factory


Open venture in NRP {URL}

Status: Launching...

Main doc


  • Recycling experts

  • Participatory innovation experts

  • Outreach


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Documentation repository

Pictures | Videos | Bookmarks

See also Consultancy on recycling folder.


Describe all layers of incentives...


more on Governance page
VENTURES are COLLABORATIVE, TRANSPARENT (anyone has access to the information that they produce) and OPEN (anyone can participate). They only produce deliverables based on OPEN SOURCE technology. VENTURES have a CUSTODIAN that represents them legally and acts as a trust for their tangible assets. VENTURES can have multiple EXCHANGE FIRMS, which are commercial entities that move products and services developed by VENTURES on the MARKET. EXCHANGE FIRMS oblige themselves by contract with the CUSTODIAN to share PROFIT with all contributors to VENTURES, from which they commercialize PRODUCTS.

Open Venture governance document

{Link to governance doc, use template to create governance - delete this after}

Organizational context

  • Network/Community: ...

  • Custodian: ...

  • Exchange firm: ...


  • Custodian Agreement {URL}

  • Exchange Firm Agreement {URL}

  • Venture Governance Template {URL}

Process dashboard

The following is a prototype of a participatory recycling operation workflow, including value capturing mechanisms.

Recyclable material estimation

A portrait of local resources from recycled materials.

A study of the bulk local waste material reveals the following proportions.

Study done by: ***

Overview of the local economy ecosystem

A portrait of the local economy.

Recyclable process by materials and local business cases

You can sign up to start your own local upcycle business!


Open source equipment for processing recycled glass

  • Glass crushers: ***

  • Glass melting furnace: ***

Local business opportunities

  • ...

  • ...

Become an entrepreneur

Get help for setting up your business
Get funding



Open source equipment for processing recycled plastic

Local business opportunities

  • ...

  • ...

Become an entrepreneur

Get help for setting up your business
Get funding



Open source equipment for processing food and agricultural waste

  • Biofuel

  • Gardening compost

Local business opportunities

  • ...

  • ...

Become an entrepreneur

Get help for setting up your business
Get funding



Carpe Verum captures value from this participatory recycling ecosystem by providing consultancy services to local entrepreneurs to set up their local ventures and from redistributing funding from various NGOs towards these local entrepreneurs.

Ecosystem view

Local recycling business ecosystem overview

List already existing initiatives, starting ventures and mature ventures.

Integrate these ventures into an ecosystem of recycling...