Cid Dwyer: Leading the Charge for Environmental Change

Meet Cid Dwyer, a passionate environmentalist on a mission to protect the Earth and all its species based in the Riverina, New South Wales, Australia. Cid's passion has been a driving force in his life from an early age. Cid has dedicated himself to finding innovative solutions to the waste crisis plaguing our planet.

Cid's journey towards becoming a recycling pioneer began over five years ago when he noticed a gap in his community's recycling efforts. Frustrated by the limited options for recycling hard-to-recycle items such as coffee pods, bottle lids, and toothbrushes, Cid took matters into his own hands. Drawing upon his ingenuity and determination, he established a community recycling hub where people could drop off these challenging items for proper recycling.

The impact of Cid's initiative was immediate and profound. Hundreds of kilos of waste that would have otherwise ended up in landfills or incinerators were diverted and recycled. Cid's community recycling hub became a beacon of sustainability, inspiring others to take action and join the fight against waste pollution.

However, Cid's passion for recycling didn't stop there. At the start of 2023, he embarked on his most ambitious venture yet: The TOTI (The Tip of the Iceberg). The name, chosen with careful consideration, symbolises the waste crisis facing our planet, with plastic pollution likened to the tip of an iceberg – visible on the surface but concealing a much larger problem beneath. The TOTI's mission is clear: to delve beneath the surface and tackle the root of the plastic waste epidemic.

Operating as a micro recycling business, The TOTI represents a new frontier in sustainable waste management. By harnessing cutting-edge recycling technologies and innovative processes, Cid aims to revolutionise the way we approach recycling on a local level. From transforming plastic waste into raw materials for manufacturing to repurposing discarded items into innovative new products, The TOTI is paving the way towards a circular economy where waste is minimised, and resources are maximised.

But Cid's vision extends beyond mere business success; it's rooted in a deep-seated desire to leave a lasting impact on the planet and future generations. Through education, advocacy, and community engagement, he hopes to inspire others to join the movement and become stewards of the environment. Whether it's through volunteering at local clean-up events, advocating for sustainable policies, or supporting eco-friendly businesses, Cid believes that everyone has a role to play in building a more sustainable world.

As Cid continues to champion environmentalism through his innovative recycling initiatives, his story serves as a testament to the power of individual action in the fight against climate change and waste pollution. With his unwavering dedication  Cid is proving that together, we can make a difference – one recycled item at a time.


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Fabulous effort! Where are you based?

Lucy Shepherd

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