Explain your idea in details:
Idea Mantra: "for present and the future." Objective: There are approximately 20-50 million tonnes of electronics waste(e-waste) thrown each year. However,only 12.5% of e-waste is currently recycled. E-Waste aimed to make a change in this statistics. Through E-waste, we hope to recycle 100% of the e-waste and transform the waste into functional and usable products that can serve humanity and the environment. Innovative approaches: We want everyone to be in the process of making this change.That's why "E-Waste Maker" is created. "E-Waste Maker" will be an individual or a group of person from a particular community who will be innovating with the e-waste they have collected from the community with the help of e-waste professionals via online platform. With this, we can make the process of recycling e-waste more efficient. Besides, makers can also directly help the one in need in their society by only producing the most demanded electronics device. How E-Waste works? E-waste will be a non-profit organization and we run solely depending on funds from donors and sponsors. E-Waste HQ will have a group of engineer and researchers who is constantly researching,innovating and inventing of what can be produced with e-waste.The engineers will provide support to E-Waste Makers from all around the world to teach them how they can dismantle and innovate the e-waste they collected via our online community.Besides providing technical supports, E-Waste HQ will also provide advice on topic such as “how to encourage people around you to join E-Waste movement” and “how can I contribute back to the society via what I have produced with e-waste?” via online. E-Waste maker from different region or communities in the world can share their story, their success in the e-waste online community to inspire more citizens around the world to join e-waste. Please refer to the below image for more information.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Target: We hope to fully recycle the e-waste in this world by transforming e-waste into usable and functional product that can bring improvement to both human life and the environment. Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities As the world population continue to increase, the number of e-waste produced will undoubtedly undergo tremendous increase. Thus, to protect our environment and make city sustainable, recycling the waste is essential.With e-waste, the recycling of e-waste by e-waste maker from different community makes the process of recycling e-waste more efficient.Furthermore,after e-waste makers built new products from the waste, it can be directly contribute back to the society to support the growth and development of the city and community,from decreasing poverty,increasing salinity to empowering ICT education.We can make a change in it via e-waste recycled, via the technology we create and innovate from e-waste we’ve thrown. Goal 13: Climate Action E-Waste is a serious threat to our environment. However, only 12.5%of them are recycled. Toxic Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and heavy metals are produced along with the emission of Green House Gases (GHGs) during their improper disposal. In E-waste recycled, we recycle E-waste in a more efficient way, by having “E-waste maker” in different society. By recycling e-waste, we can make a positive impact in the environment. I think we should only consider this idea a success when it have volunteer "E-waste maker" around the world and is able to make breakthrough in recycling e-waste and improving life with the products we produce by recycling e-waste.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
E-Waste Recycled will be a non-profit organization. Beneficiaries: The environment and the society. What we do is helping the environment; What we produce is benefiting the society. Funding/donor: From the public and sponsors from collaborators. Funds can be collected from the public by 2 ways, one, we sell merchandise; secondly,we will have long term donor, for example, one can donor$10(amount varies) to our organization, and in return, they will get magazines dating our improvement or tailored merchandise from our organization. E-Waste Recycled plan to work with large corporation, especially those who are producing electronics devices, to investigate the after-life of their electronics and help them play a part in contributing back to the environment and the society. Funding Usage: - Wages for researchers and engineers that research on the creative usage of e-waste. -Provide financial support for local e-waste makers(for rental, electricity and water bill.etc) -Support projects in encouraging more citizens to join e-waste movement -Maintain the online platform
Hi. My name is Emily Chin Qi Qi,I am 17 years old and I come from Ipoh,Malaysia. I am currently studying in a local government high school and I live in Menglembu, a peaceful small town in Ipoh. I love Science and Entrepreneurship, and I hope to become a technopreneur in the future. This is because I see the potential of technology in improving the quality of life of others and ending sufferings by human beings. My biggest motivation is actually my experience and the world. I want to change the world. I see changes are happening every now and then in this world, some are bad and some are good. Yet, I don't want to be in the change, but the world who is making these changing, improving the life of others. I believe and I have faith that humanity can move forward, we still have room for improvement and we need to move out from our comfort zone and explore the possibility. That's why I love entrepreneurship and science. Both of them have one common traits, which is they love exploring the unknown and brings breakthrough in humanity. I have participated and won in various science fairs and robotics competitions, they have respectively taught me a lot about the future. I see Science, Artificial Intelligent in improving the life of others; and I see Entrepreneurship as a way to bring science solutions available for everyone to have the chance to get improvement in life.