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Waste plastic treatment project started in February 2020 in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Solving waste plastic problems with blockchain technology

Number One Solutions Co., Ltd. (Location: Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director: Tetsuo Meguro, hereinafter our company), which is engaged in the blockchain development business, has been working on waste plastic processing in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, since February 2020. We will conduct field research and application development based on blockchain technology. On August 2, 2019, we signed an MOU with the state for a project to solve environmental problems.

■ Waste plastic problem in Democratic Republic of Congo

 The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a republican country located in Central Africa.It is the second largest area on the African continent and has a population of 2 million (Ministry of Foreign Affairs basic data, as of 8,134). By 2017, the population is projected to exceed 2050 million.

One of the environmental problems in the country is the garbage problem. According to the "African Waste Management Data Book" published by ACCP (African Clean Town Platform), it is estimated that 1 tons of waste is generated per day in the country, and the waste collection rate is Only 8,400%. Above all, the amount of waste plastics such as plastic bottles has been increasing in recent years.

As of August 2019, 8, when the data book was published, waste plastic waste has increased to 27% of the total. With waste plastic alone, 15 tons are discarded per day, and 1% of that is not collected.

■Background of MOU conclusion with Governor of Kinshasa

Despite these circumstances, the country is not able to find a fundamental solution to the waste problem. One of our company's representatives made a proposal while visiting the Democratic Republic of the Congo and having an interview with President Chisequedi individually. That is the project for exchanging waste plastic and eco points, which is scheduled to be implemented this time.

The system used as the backbone of the project uses the "coinity" developed by our company. Coinity is a regional currency building system. It is a system that can issue unique coins (points) in communities such as regions and groups, and you can use the issued coins to purchase products and donate. We plan to use this system for this project.

Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has received a permit to start this project on a trial basis in Kinshasa, as the waste problem is particularly serious. We met with Governor Gentiny Ngobila Mbaka of Kinshasa who was visiting Japan to participate in the International Conference on Africa (TICAD7, session 2019-8 August, 28) held in Japan. Signed on the day.

Representative Mura is concluding MOU

■Start field survey and field trial from January 2020

 We plan to conduct field surveys and demonstration experiments from January 2020.
 The contents of the project are as follows.

● Place the waste disposal device in the appropriate place in Kinshasa.
● Develop partner stores that can exchange eco points
●Give eco points to those who bring waste plastic
● Exchange the awarded eco points for products at affiliated stores
●Points used at the store will be exchanged for cash and transferred to the store
● Use points to fund the proceeds from the Congolese government and the settlement business.

■ Going forward, aiming for expansion throughout Africa

 Next on the basis of the results of projects in Kinshasa province, and then expand to other regions of the Republic of Congo to the prospect of the March 2021 year. In three years, we plan to expand our business to make it available throughout Africa.

[About Number One Solutions Co., Ltd.]

Company Name: Number One Solutions Co., Ltd.
Headquarters Location: 153th floor, Idemitsu Ikejiri Building, 0043-7-XNUMX, Higashiyama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, XNUMX-XNUMX
Representative Director: Tetsuo Omura
Established: July 2002
Capital: 5,000 million yen
Contact: TEL .03-6412-8470 FAX .03-6412-8471
URL: https://no1s.biz
Business contents: Blockchain development business, etc.

■ Inquiries from the media regarding this matter

Number One Solutions Co., Ltd. Public Relations: Kenji Domoto
TEL 03-6412-8470 / Email press@no1s.biz

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Since February 2020 in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo
Started waste plastic processing project
Solving waste plastic problems with blockchain technology