Ecological refill dispenser

Stage of Idea conceptual stage
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Explain your idea in details:

Main objectives: Help to resolve the overuse of new plastic containers for the sale of personal cleaning products that once the customer finishes using throw it away, even when the containers are still in very good condition to be reused. Recharge the same product in containers stored by customers in previous purchases, not in new containers. Make sure to fill with the exact amount of the original packaging presentation without confusion and without spending much time. It will be installed in supermarkets. It would have an electronic system in which the customer can recharge their product in only 4 steps: enable-select-recharge-pay. Step 1: Approach the old container in the dispenser to attach a security seal to prevent theft and enable the recharge buttons. Step 2: Place the container into the cubicle where it will be refilled Step 3: Select the product you want to fill out from the options displayed on the screen Step 4: Approach the refilled container to the sensor to paste the bar code to make the cash payment at the supermarket or chain store. Activities: Do business with companies that sell household cleaning products and personal grooming, have environmental goals and produce their product here in Bogotá. Research on consumption level about personal cleaning products in Bogota in order to know how often the disperser must be available in supermarkets. Production of dispensers with a very modern and effective electronical function Marketing and commercials. Awareness campaigns for the care of the environment Innovation: include companies and customers in a new way to sale and buy products of very often use in all homes, a new way where everyone, specially the environment, will be benefit. In the measure that is scaling the impact will be very great because they are products of massive use worldwide.

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Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

The problem: at the moment ideas like this are a very pertinent and necessary taking into account that only in EU every day throw up 60 million plastic bottles (22 billion in a year), the bottle takes about 700 years to decompose, 90% of the cost of bottled water is per bottle, 80% of the bottles are not recycled - millions go every year in the trash, it takes 100 million liters of oil to make one billion bottles. Our Targets: -Produce an efficient, easy-to-use eco-friendly recharging dispenser model that delivers at least 6 different products, easy transportation and installation. -Test and validate the dispenser with companies that have their factories in Bogota. -Once done a business with some company start with the sale of one of the companies product lines to test this method and see the behavior of customers. -Marketing studies to adapt the initial prototype with customers who use the products and make the necessary adjustments to achieve the most efficient, economical and durable model. -Know the exact monthly level of consumption to in order to know the necessary level of product tha must be available for sale in the recharge model -Convince and attract customers to buy under this buy modality. Measures of success: Increase in the number of companies selling under recharge Increase in the number of consumers who buy under this modality Decrease of environmental contamination of plastic containers in landfills starting with a significant annual reduction since they are products of massive sale and purchase. If on average one person uses and throws away at least 50 personal cleaning containers each year and we achieve that at least 1000 people in Bogota recharge then the annual reduction of contamination of containers would be 50,000 containers / year.

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Plans for implementation and sustainability

Value proposition: help consumers and companies to contribute as key players in reducing environmental pollution and care natural resources. Involve all of us in initiatives to mitigate the environmental damage that we have caused and which we are responsible for remedying as we depend on nature for our well-being and socio-economic development. Benefits: companies could meet environmental objectives and saving on the purchase of new containers, customer could pay a little less by recharging and reducing the use of natural resources for the production of new packaging and reduction of waste. Segment of clients: companies finally decide if sell under dispensator modality. Some companies such as P & G have very clear environmental objectives within their business models as use of recycled packaging and new innovative and eco-friendly ways to sell their products. In this sense the ecological refill dispenser could help fulfill part of these objectives. In another hand, there are people concerned about the care of the environment and they are expecting solutions like this. Channels: Large supermarkets and chain stores where dispensers will be installed. These channels are responsible for leasing the space for installation and maintenance of the dispensers. We take care of keeping them with the product available to customers. We will be responsible for generating and increasing demand for channels. Resources: human resource, storage warehouse, transport trucks, production of electronic dispensers, information leaflets about environmental care. Possible allies: companies, environmental institutions, social movements, financial entities, suppliers of recycled materials, universities. Revenue model: sale, installation, maintenance and recharge of dispensers in the network of supermarkets and chain stores. Cost model: human resource, manufacture and maintenance of dispensers, rental storage warehouse operation, space rental for dispensers installation in supermarkets, distribution of dispensers, maintenance of dispensers, campaigns and marketing.

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Your profile

My name is Itma Selene Torres Rodíguez, I am 31 years old. I am a biologist with a Masters degree in Environmental Management. Six experience years working up with Terrestrial Tropical Ecosystems and the inherent environmental problematic to its Conservation, Resilience, Restoration and sustainable use. Ample capacity for interdisciplinary work on the development of projects focused on Ecosystem Management in Conservation, Restoration and Ecosystems sustainable use. I have great interest and I am training in the creation of new environmental companies focused on new ways in wish companies and consumers can contribute in the good management of the natural resources and in the reduction our consumption waste. I am always trying to help to reach the sustainability as a society from my studies, wok and ideas. In 2009 I got a Fellowship internship with Colciencias-Colombia to help in the Research on processes and knowledge management. In order to share with others some good ways to manage the nature with my coworkers and I published two scientific studies: 2015. Avella, A., Torres, S., Cárdenas, L.M., and Royo, A.A. 2015. Restoration of oak forests in the Colombian Andes. In. J.A. Stanturf and P. Madsen (eds.) Restoration of Boreal and Temperate Forests, 2nd edition. CRC Press, New York, NY. And 2014. Avella-M, A., S. Torres-R., W. Gómez- A. y M. Pardo-P. Páramos and High Andean forests of the Monquetiva or Martos swamp (Guatavita, Cundinamarca, Colombia): Ecological characterization and Conservation status. Biota Colombiana 15 (Supl. 1): 3-38.

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Comments

September 1, 2017 05:39

Dear Resiliant Entrepreneur,

It's the end of the competition, I want to urge you to not leave this community without the contact (email especially) of as many other entrepreneurs on this platform. You never can tell what your further conversations may produce.

It's the power of networking and leverage I'm talking about...
Here's my email [email protected] looking forward to hearing from you.

Regards
Seth

September 1, 2017 00:49

Thank You my fellow traveler!
All good things have an end, right!!
I must say that I found your idea truly inspiring. I would like to know more about it? Do you think you can give me more details about your proposal so I can understand it more and give ffedbakc as well as evaluate if it can be done in my country?
Have a great life ahead of you
SHUHRA

August 31, 2017 23:18

Hello my fellow traveler, How are you feeling as our road ends temporarily?
I have just seen your entry and have been thoroughly impressed by it. Will you be willing to collaborate incase you want to set it up on ground?
I would like to be in touch with you,
Cheers from Kabul.
Shuhra

August 31, 2017 21:36

Hello fellow passenger,

You might have heard the famous song "What I've done" by Linkin park. The lyrics have been beautifully carved by the late singer Chester Bennington. The song covers the ways in which our so called development has helped only a handful of the upper society members, whereas people are still living in poverty.

We have a great platform here which is urging super brains from around the world to come together and collaborate with their ideas and help make this world a better place to live in. You have been a part of this community and I congratulate you on your effort that you have put in.

Thanks once again and all the best for the future
Regards,
Team GreenSpace

August 31, 2017 21:27

There are just a few hours before the end of this wonderful competition and I want to thank you for all you did here, especially your contribution to my project. Best wishes for all your future endeavors and never give up on your dreams! Be a dreamer! That is the most important characteristic in life!
Best regards,
Andrei

August 31, 2017 21:27

There are just a few hours before the end of this wonderful competition and I want to thank you for all you did here, especially your contribution to my project. Best wishes for all your future endeavors and never give up on your dreams! Be a dreamer! That is the most important characteristic in life!
Best regards,
Andrei

August 31, 2017 21:27

There are just a few hours before the end of this wonderful competition and I want to thank you for all you did here, especially your contribution to my project. Best wishes for all your future endeavors and never give up on your dreams! Be a dreamer! That is the most important characteristic in life!
Best regards,
Andrei

August 31, 2017 20:53

hi,
All the best for your project.As today is the last day of competition I am glad that I was able to read your mind blowing project.
Best wishes for your success and thank you so much for your support on my project.

August 31, 2017 19:51

Comrades,
In this fight for a sustainable future, what we need is innovation; something which is not necessarily new, but which makes us look at things from a different angle.

I believe this is one of the major motives of this community which we are a part of. Taking one step together hand in hand towards our goal is the only way we can achieve it.

So I wish you the very best in this endeavour of yours and hope to see you together in the new tomorrow

Regards,
Team GreenSpace

August 31, 2017 17:32

Yes, it was a wonderful journey !
a. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal?
b. Also, please go through my IDEA called EDU-CELL and if you like it, please vote.
c. This is what I could think when I saw your proposal. Truly inspirational and positive initiative from your side that is sending ripples amongst my friends and relatives. If you think it will be applicable in Afghanistan, please send me the details.
Thank You !
Truly, Shuhra K, Afghanistan

August 31, 2017 17:07

What a journey! I am truly amazed.
I read so many good thoughts including yours. UNESCO did a truly amazing job. And if you have already not read it, wont it be great if you have a quick glance at my IDEA called EDU CELL.
Bye for now!
Shuhra (Kabul)

August 31, 2017 16:35

THANK YOU!
THANK YOU FOR READING MY PROPOSAL. I HAVE READ AND EVALUATED YOUR INITIATIVE AND I CANNOT BUT HELP GIVING IT MY HIGHEST COMPLIMENTS. HOW DID YOU MANAGE TO THINK OF SUCH A WONDERFUL IDEA, I WONDER?
ONCE GAIN A BIG THANK YOU FROM MY SIDE.
SK

August 31, 2017 14:00

Hello!
There are less than 12 hours before the end of this competition and we speak about the last day, last changes.. last comments. It is very exciting and I congratulate you for all the activity and time you put into this. I wish you good luck for your future plans! Keep dreaming!
Best regards,
Andrei

August 31, 2017 09:42

Hi, it's great to read your innovative idea which could help our community in different aspects. It is not easy to go through all the stages and congratulation for your great ideas, hope to see your idea will come true soon.
I would like to invite you to read, comment and even vote for my idea 'Boosting economic growth in Africa with solar energy'. If you find it great, please also share it with your friends. Thank you very much.

August 31, 2017 07:38

Dear Leader,

We are coming to the end of this awesome competition and I appreciate your efforts, drive and support on my idea, 'AfricEnergy'.

No matter how the result comes out, we should always be focused on implementing our unique ideas and projects for the improvement of the World.

Thank you for your contributions, advice and encouragement so far. I hope to connect with you via [email protected]

Best of Luck!

August 30, 2017 21:56

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Greetings from Afghanistan!
Awesone. Fantastic. Relevant. These are the three words that came to my mind when I read your proposal. Congratulations. If you get a moment, would you be kind enough to read my proposal (IDEAS) called EDU-CELL from Afghanistan? And if you do manage to read it, would you be kind enough to vote if you like the IDEA? And if I am not asking too much, please forward the link to your friends and family.
Thanks in anticipation!
Shuhra K

August 30, 2017 20:12

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Dear fellow entrepreneur:
(i) I went through the details of your idea and was indeed very impressed. Would you be kind enough to please explain to me as how you got this idea? Equally importantly, who were (are) the people who inspired you for you to come up with this idea.
(ii) May I also request that you please have a look at my idea called EDU-CELL. If it is relevant in your country, please let me know and I will be happy to provide you with more details to you. I can even help in establishing it in your place during the course of this year!
All the very best!
Shuhra

August 30, 2017 18:47

Looking forward!Yes, you can!
a. This is what I could think when I saw your proposal. Truly inspirational and positive initiative from your side that is sending ripples amongst my friends and relatives. If you think it will be applicable in Afghanistan, please send me the details.
b. Also, please go through my IDEA called EDU-CELL and if you like it, please vote.
All the best for this competition!
Sincerely, Shuhra K, Afghanistan
S. Koofi, Kabul

August 30, 2017 15:27

Hello,
Thank you for all comments and votes and for your effort you have put into this community! There are less than 48 hours before the end of this competition and I encourage you to not give up! Keep alive your dreams!
Best wishes and good luck for the implementation of your idea!

August 30, 2017 06:51

Greetings my Colleague ,

Thank you for participating in that great event , it was a great nice Journey , but the best thing of it is meeting good friends here , I hope you achieve your dreams & good luck with your Idea.
thanks again & best wishes for you.

Ahmed

August 30, 2017 02:38

Hello,

This entrepreneurship-campus platform has been amazing it has enabled us to see all the enthusiasts and to share our passion and experiences to learn from each other. Good luck with your work and wishing you all the success on your journey. Please try to keep in touch; this is important to me as I find this inspirational.

I appreciate all your votes, valuable feedback, advice, and suggestions. For me it has helped me to improve my ideas and also helps me to win and learn from the ideas that you have given me.

Best of Luck! And keep it up

Kindest regards

August 29, 2017 14:30

Hello My Friend!

Thank you for being here all this while. Your dreams are valid and your project is very viable. Keep thriving and best will keep coming your way.

Best of Luck.

August 29, 2017 03:03

Hello everyone,

Now we are reaching the end of the competition. I want to thank everyone who have been voting and commenting on my ideas and interest in helping support GU.

As all of you said, a visual universal language is needed for this continuously developing society. I am trying my best to launch my Gadaa Universe with the help of you and your constructive comments. We will do whatever it takes to exceed your expectations.

Best of Luck! And keep it up

Kind regards

August 28, 2017 08:55

Hello,
Being a part of India's well known Entrepreneurship Cell of the most prestigious engineering college in India, I have interacted with many startup enthusiasts, have got to know how they think and what are some qualities that set them apart from the ones who are not able to see their idea through. Reading through your idea, I have realised that your idea has that spark which can help it become a successful venture. Coupled with its aim to help the society achieve its goals sustainably, your idea can be something quite helpful for the same.

But before it's implementation, you need to do a "pre-mortem" check on how it can fail. This would prepare you for any uncalled-for circumstances and help you prepare for them accordingly.

Lastly, I would like you to have a look at our idea, GreenSpace, and share your views about the same.

Wishing you the best,
Team GreenSpace.

August 28, 2017 00:28

Dear Entrepreneur,

It's a new day and few days to the end of the competition. It has been nice and encouraging having you here, on this platform. I wish to appreciate you.

Best of Luck!

August 27, 2017 16:53

Hello dear members of the entrepreneurship community,

I hope you will join us too and learn the GU universal communication system and the Gadaa system practices when the platform and the system implementations are complete and fully ready for use. This work is still under development. I will let you know once it is finished.

Please keep your constructive comments. Your feedback is important! Many thanks to all contributors!

Thank you for supporting GU project. We will notify you as soon as the platform is live.

Best of Luck!

August 27, 2017 15:50

Hi,
Thank you very much for your involvement in this community, I am sure that your advice helped many of us. So I am asking you for some last piece of advice, because the end of the competition is close. I invite you to comment my idea Path To Knowledge.
Best wishes for your project too!
Regards,
Andrei

August 27, 2017 15:50

Hi,
Thank you very much for your involvement in this community, I am sure that your advice helped many of us. So I am asking you for some last piece of advice, because the end of the competition is close. I invite you to comment my idea Path To Knowledge.
Best wishes for your project too!
Regards,
Andrei

August 27, 2017 15:49

Hi,
Thank you very much for your involvement in this community, I am sure that your advice helped many of us. So I am asking you for some last piece of advice, because the end of the competition is close. I invite you to comment my idea Path To Knowledge.
Best wishes for your project too!
Regards,
Andrei

August 27, 2017 01:40

Hello Great Mind,

You have come a long way with this competition and I want to congratulate you for the resilience you have show so far. I tell you what? It's not going to go unrewarded.

Bill Gates has said that "As we look into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others." I totally agree with the successful software developer!

With that, I want to honestly congratulate you once more for been a leader, especially such that will empower others!

You're relevant and I wish you the best with your project.
I wish that we could network beyond the competition,

Kindest regards,
Seth Thomas
CISTEM
([email protected])

August 26, 2017 19:45

Hello,

To all the people who are asking how to join once the GU platform goes live, all you need to do is to create a free account. Please keep an eye out on the website and my social media pages at: http://gadaauniverse.com/

Kind regards

August 26, 2017 16:08

Hello Great Mind!

Thank you for your support to AfricEnergy so far. I appreciate your kind words, positive remarks and contribution on my idea. As you continue to progress in your quest for the improvement of the World, I wish you success and breakthrough.

Best of luck!

August 25, 2017 12:36

Hello,
There are just a few days before the end of this stage of the competition and I want to congratulate you for all your effort you put into. All these ideas came from brilliant minds and I am sure the best one will win. I hope you will continue this idea and make impact for the local community and why not for all the world.
Best regards,
Andrei

August 25, 2017 08:29

Hello Selene!

Thursday's Inspiration from YCEC; 'The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.' - Richard Bach

As you progress in working hard to see to the improvement of the World through your idea, I wish you success and breakthrough.

Best of Luck!

August 25, 2017 00:37

"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them" - Walt Disney

Just a short note of motivation and encouragement for you.
Never give up, never quit, there's so much more you can achieve with this idea...

Stay Motivated World Changer!

August 25, 2017 00:35

"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them" - Walt Disney

Just a short note of motivation and encouragement for you.
Never give up, never quit, there's so much more you can achieve with this idea...

Stay Motivated World Changer!

August 24, 2017 16:18

Dear community member,

As the competition deadline is approaching near, we would like some feedback regarding our idea, some ways by which we can tweak it and make it a little better and ready for future execution.
(follow this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/5961/comments)

Please vote and support our idea.

Thank you in advance.
Team GreenSpace

August 23, 2017 20:03

Hello
As we are about to the very end of this competition I give you a bit of encouragement and yet the fact. The competition may reach to an end but the efforts you have shown to your community is great and long lasting, People may come and go but ideas stays forever. This platform is like a family or a classroom where we share all our strength and experience to solve Community challenges.
Your idea is real life touching and I hope you're making more good progress to take it into its full potential no matter what challenge you may face..Never give up.
You may wish to share your experience in my idea
ZERO HUNGER IS POSSIBLE FOCUSING FROM LOCAL COMMUNITY LEVEL
Best of luck!
Uledi Kimbavala
"ZERO HUNGER IS POSSIBLE"

August 23, 2017 19:44

Dear fellow entrepreneur:
(i) I went through the details of your idea and was indeed very impressed. Would you be kind enough to please explain to me as how you got this idea? Equally importantly, who were (are) the people who inspired you for you to come up with this idea.
(ii) May I also request that you please have a look at my idea called EDU-CELL. If it is relevant in your country, please let me know and I will be happy to provide you with more details to you. I can even help in establishing it in your place during the course of this year!
All the very best!
Shuhra

August 23, 2017 10:49

Hi,
After going through your idea, I firmly believe that you can successfully convert it to an executable project and help the society grow in a sustainable manner. I wish you the best for the same.

I would really appreciate if you could go through my idea as well(follow this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/5961/comments). Our idea deals with covering an otherwise unused rooftop of a building with green plants, and using that space for a multitude of activities. This would have various positive effects on the environment and also the society in general.

Thank you
Team GreenSpace

August 23, 2017 09:20

Hello Selene,

No doubt as to plastics damages our environment and we need to use it in a reasonable way. I really
appreciate the way you approached to solve this issue. Keep it up.

Best regards.

August 23, 2017 08:43

An Awesome Day to You, Dear Campus Colleague,

Cheeking through your idea and seeing it progress in this competition leaves me motivated and inspired that with us, our planet will become better and flourish in goodness and development desired by every human being with dreams and aspirations. To keep you moving and staying on in face of challenges as growing Entrepreneurs, it is my pleasure to share this link with you, "7 MOVIES Every Entrepreneur Should Watch", copy and paste this link to view; youtube.com/watch?v=s3x-_yRRUrk

All the best to you in you Idea!

Cheers
Anita Mbah.

August 22, 2017 12:17

Thank you Selene.

Having you around is very encouraging and wonderful. I wish you success on your journey and you should always expect the best coming your way.

You may like to see my idea, AfricEnergy, for comments and support.

Cheers.

August 21, 2017 16:10

Hi,
Thank you if you have already commented my idea Path To Knowledge. If not, I invite you kindly to do it at: https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/5633/ I would really appreciate your opinion.
Best regards,
Andrei

August 21, 2017 15:54

Hii,

your idea is a very impressive and it will surely be beneficial for all the people..
It looks promising and executable.
Congratulations for all your efforts that you have put into your project.
Good luck
Regards

August 21, 2017 15:54

Hii,

your idea is a very impressive and it will surely be beneficial for all the people..
It looks promising and executable.
Congratulations for all your efforts that you have put into your project.
Good luck
Regards

August 21, 2017 10:03

Hi Torres
You have a very innovative and life changing idea as it will bring positive impact towards proper resources utilization and environmental conservation. Congulatulation for the efforts you're putting on this idea. Never give up.
Best of luck!

August 19, 2017 22:39

Hello,

I invite you kindly to please read and give some suggestions or comment my idea GadaaUniverse[GU]-Gadaa Universal Communication System and GU-Fair. I really appreciate your contribution and would be glad to hear your advice and opinion.

Good luck with your work!

Kind regards,

Firanbek Robele

August 18, 2017 13:26

Dear Selene
This is very nice idea for environmental safety and proper utilization of resources. I real appreciate your innovative approach and efforts you have just shown towards environmental conservation and proper utilization of resources.

August 18, 2017 12:56

Hi,

You Have a great idea I must say, I want to say that you keep on with this. I wish you the very best with it. Hope to see this working as intended.
Cheers!

In same spirit of community, I also invite you to see my idea of "Eradicating Poverty and unemployment via teens empowerment" and give me your support too.

Thanks once again.

August 18, 2017 11:01

Hello,
I invite you kindly to comment my idea Path To Knowledge. I would be glad to hear your advice. I have written this message after I commented almost all ideas and projects and probably yours too. I am deeply sorry if this message bothered you, but everyone on this platform wants to go to the finals with his/her idea and makes all it is possible to get there. Maybe not all the actions are fair. Some participants copies the same meaningless message and paste it to all ideas. I just do marketing. Again, I am sorry if this message disturbed you.
Kindest regards,
Andrei

August 17, 2017 05:42

Hello Selene!

Your idea is a nice one, as it tends to clean up the environment of non-biodegradable plastics through reuse by other companies. Congratulations and I wish you success!

You can stop by on my idea to add your contribution.

Best of Luck!

August 6, 2017 16:53

You have a very good idea and it should be implemented in all supermarkets, so in that way it will have a big impact. Anyway, start with small steps. Where will you do the first action? What supermarket will be your first customer? Do you have any important competitors?
Regards,
Andrei

June 5, 2017 21:02

Hello Selene,

I really appreciate your effort and all the best for your project... But can you brief me out the image so that I can get a better clarity about your project.. Because to me your idea is not clear.

Regards

Patricia V-L

May 23, 2017 09:42

Es una idea muy interesante que deberian emplear las empresas dado el impacto en los desechos de los envases por la alta demanda de muchos de estos productos y el empleo de materiales no degradables. En cuanto a la publicidad, que es también uno de los objetivos de los envases, se daria en el mismo uso de los dispensadores. Cada vez somos mas personas conscientes del impacto y una de las respuestas es limitar el consumo, con esa estrategia, el consumo del producto en si se daria, pero con la certeza de reducir el impacto ambiental.