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
BUSINESS IDEA FOR MAKING TIRE FURNITURE PRODUCTS
Explain your idea in details:
Recyclable tires team, will engage in production and selling of customized furniture. The basic function will include giving of clients the type of furniture they want it may be in shape, size, colors. We will be using wasted tires and used/old cloth as raw materials in making of making furniture and cushions, the out layer will be of a good quality and presentable thus delivering our clients with durable yet presentable furniture. Our innovative idea will provide solution to the problem of pollution due to disposable and recyclable carrying furniture. Our bags will be: Eco-friendly & durable Biodegradable Sustainable Stylish Reusable The aims of the recyclable tire furniture ideas are to substantially reduce the tire waste problem in Tanzania and in particular address the problem of mosquito breed and land that litters with scattered tires on the environment. The objectives of the recyclable tire furniture are: 1. To clean the streets of Tanzania by restricting the dumping of wasted tires which mostly pollute our environments; which can be used into reusable furniture. Create jobs in Tanzania by training teams of local people to collect tires and use them to manufacture as Furniture.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Our business idea targets to sell recyclable tires furniture to the commercial and domestic users: Households Hotels & Bars Restaurants Offices Our business idea will success due to the following strengths of our products. Eco friendly reusable and can easily disposed off or recyclable Customized tire furniture as per requirement of clients Never decays nor destroyed compared to the firewood furniture. Our business idea has the following impact socially, environmentally. 1. The business idea has direct impact on employment opportunities creation in every manufacturing phase. i.e tires collection and machine operations. 2. Minimizes air, land, water bodies pollution and mosquitoes breeding due to replacement of wasted tires into furniture 3. Saves our environment from disasters of Global warming and Greenhouse effects i.e Burning of tires raises the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. 4. Saves the Earth from deforestation which affects land soil erosion as the result of our Eco-system
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Recycling Tire furniture products are very highly demanded products especially in the construction sector, restaurants, schools, hotels and in households furnishing. It is developed on the basis of establishing a small scale modern furniture workshop with an estimated fixed capital of 15,500US$, and operating costs of 121,053US$, generating revenue of 184,704US$ in the first year of active operation. The process involves application of skills so as to come out with a well designed art product. The process mostly involves cutting tires in the desirable measurements, shaping, bending, and chiseling and vanishing/painting the tire product. The production capacity greatly depends on the machines designed capacity of output, the skilled level of the manpower employed and availability of the raw materials. Investment Scale, Capital Requirements and Equipment The investment scale is geared towards the set objectives of the project.
My name is Irene Missanga Muja was born on 14/12/91 and raised in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Then,I have graduated in International Business in Nilai University, Malaysia and currently pursuing my postgraduate in Project Management and training of Management consultant at Tanzania Institute of Project Management. Next, I decided to use my passion of art and craft to make recycled products into various Eco-products as a self employed social entrepreneur. Furthermore, I opened a small business of creating product from wastes to useful items but I really wished to get it further so I can create more jobs and empowering youth in the community. Lastly, I was not only awarded as a 2nd Position of Best African Brand in Africa Creativity Exhibition Award in Nigeria, 2018 but also got recognized by Raising up Friendship TV show as Most inspirational woman in environment category in Tanzania, 2018.