ApagaCommunity is the brainchild of two UWC Dilijan graduates Mikhail Zamskoy and Cedric Solms. Having fallen in love with Armenia, its people and its nature, they were heartbroken to see the state of waste management, its impact on the environment and the wellbeing of Armenians. During their first three years following their graduation, Misha and Cedric worked tirelessly by founding the Re-Apaga Charity Foundation in Dilijan and even opening a recycling factory, subsequently impacting the lives of over 30,000 people. However, the real problem quickly became apparent: it's not that there are no recycling factories, but rather that there are no logistics in place to funnel the waste to the recyclers. This, due to the very low value of recyclable waste (100 AMD per Kg).