“TALKING” TRASH CANS
Explain your project in details:
Our motto: Play, learn, win. Because it is only in a game that a person enters with a smile, learns rules and always wins, at least smiles. Our goal - to form an attitude in people towards the problem of separate waste collection and keep the nature clean. The users of TALKING TRASH CANS could choose color depending on the applicable two- or tree-component system of waste collecting. Attractive sound stimulates separate collecting of waste and environmental protection. In order to ensure users safety, we have assigned the installation of the audio device to an authorized technician service. TALKING TRASH CANS will reduce the cost of separate waste collecting and facilitate its post-processing and recycling.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
Our school company works seven school years. Our last product is the e-book "17 steps to smiling world". She presents in an interesting way the sustainable development Goals. We also made an audio recording for people with visual problems. The book provokes the use of knowledge in geography, foreign languages and IT. We did this book because the performance of the goals for sustainable development will be our conscious life after the school years. In every year we have produced different products - CD who present the Bulgarian cuisine; holidays in Bulgaria; 100's national objects. We created a mobile application for Unesco's objects on the Balkans; phrasebook "Tell me" in five languages with the most common phrases in tourism. We have intent to make a mobile application related with herbs and the folk medicine on the Balkans.
Sustainability and future plans
The school company is a model of real business. Our financing is from own sources which are in the amount of 5euro. We increase our capital by the prizes of the winning competitions and projects. From winning national competition the prize of 1500euro, we invested in production of TALKING bins. We donated them to 5 schools. To increase the number of children which reach our TALKING bins, we work free. The fact that we will protect the Earth clean is sufficient personal remuneration. Good doesn't always mean money.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
Our school company has got 20 students /15-19 years old/. Through the programs of Junior Achievement Bulgaria we acquire entrepreneurial skills. We are looking for a market niche, researching consumer demand, competition, suppliers and markets, producing a product, selling and expecting profits. We donate 10% of our profits to our school. We have won national competitions in entrepreneurship and ecology. We know that we can best motivate young people to protect the Earth because we speak in one language. We are convinced that if we motivate them we would motivate their parents too. Earth is borrowed from the next generations. This obliges us to learn and teach others. To have us - today, tomorrow, ever. We believe that with our knowledge, we will be the generation that will be able to preserve the Earth.