Best Ideas 2018 features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solution or proposition for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage. If you want to know the 10 finalists in this category, click HERE
Explain your idea in details:
Trash is everywhere. I often see piles of papers, wooden boxes, plastic bottles, old tires, and lots of other garbage scattered around us, making my heart cry and I want to do something. There must be someone out there who can process waste into something that has value. Starting from the smallest scope : the household waste, such as cereal boxes, food cans, plastic packaging, used batteries, and etc. If collected from each house then the result is tons of garbage. Everyone can contribute to the Trash GPS program even if it only has 500 grams of certain waste, they can provide detailed information about the garbage (material, weight, etc.) and the important thing is the position (GPS). On the other hand, companies or individuals who can process waste into something that has a value can advertise its needs. For example, an interior design company needs a lot of plastic bottles for decorating, they can advertise and look for used plastic bottles via Trash GPS.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Our main target is every individual who concerned with the environment. Even if they only have 500 grams of garbage, they can still contribute, because 500 grams of garbage seem small but if multiplied by the number of houses in the city will form a mountain of garbage. In addition to contributing to the environment, people who donate garbage will also earn some money and points that can be collected in exchange for rewards. Individuals or companies that process the garbage can contribute by paying some money and providing upcycling products that they made as reward points. The advantage for them is to save production costs when using used materials rather than having to buy newly manufactured materials.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Trash GPS is a mediator between the source and the garbage processor. If the garbage processor wants to buy a certain waste, they have to pay some money to the Trash GPS. And once the waste is received without complaint, and then the funds will be forwarded to the source of garbage after deducting for our service charge. Trash GPS can collaborate with residential areas, apartments, schools, supermarkets, shopping centers, restaurants, etc. This institution pays Trash GPS to clean up their area at a discounted price, in other hand Trash GPS can socialize the programs to their members and place bins at some point in their area that will be picked up regularly by Trash GPS. Later the garbage can be sold to individuals or companies who need it.
My name is Melyati, I was born in 1983 and lived in Jakarta, Indonesia ever since. I believe everyone is gifted, but not everyone opens their packages. I just opened mine, it is "creativity". I am creative with great ideas, concepts, and big picture strategies. I am naturally good at brainstorming for ideas and creating concepts that can be used for advertising, campaigning, marketing, CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), business and more. Feel free to email me at [email protected] One of my dreams is to have a social enterprise that profit while also making an impact.