Kudoti, a digital recycling platform based in Johannesburg, was named one of five winners of Nestlé’s CSV Prize for creative recycling effect through technology in 2021. The startup was awarded a cash prize of USD 40 K to help it expand its unique digital trash solutions. The startup will also have access to Ashoka’s online tools and workshops and a mentoring program, and the possibility of collaborating with Nestlé.
Kudoti is working to change business perspectives from ‘waste’ to ‘recovered materials’ through supply chain solutions. The offering tracks recyclable waste in real-time and matches it to demand. The use of technology improves market conditions for waste materials, which drives up recycling behavior.