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
Eco friendly cleaning and mobile laundry services
Explain your idea in details:
Our aim is to prioritise using green or eco-friendly products made from environmentally friendly ingredients designed to preserve health and environmental quality. Green or eco-friendly cleaning is more than just a trend, it signifies a healthy and much needed shift in thinking to protect the environment.We are not only aiming at offering eco-friendly or green cleaning services but we aim at educating our staff, clients and partners about the impact and advantages of using green / eco-friendly cleaning products. Some of the Eco-friendly / Green cleaning products we use: Better earth cleaning products Beyond green cleaning products Earth kind cleaning products The strategy is to use safer soaps like soap nuts which 100% natural and contains no chemicals that might be harmful to the environment. Doing our laundry can use a substantial amount of water and release a pile of pollutants into the air at the same time. We want to include a re-use and recycle program into our initiative for those who will use detergents packed in plastic bottles.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
For this idea to grow and expand to reality, collaboration with governments and non governmental organizations will exist as there are land requirements and it is everyone's personal duty to take care of our planet earth for the future of children and grandchildren. Not only financial contributions are required from Governments and non governements but implementation at our homes, offices and everywhere will be a very great start. Our target is to go globally green and as the business grows we will have a mobile app where people from different parts of the world will give feedback on their journey with us to go green as a way tracking our success. Including a mobile app is a way of interacting with people more as technology is part of our busy schedules.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
My idea is financially viable because we are going green / natural no added expensive chemicals required. We want to introduce the soap nuts to the industry. The tree itself is called Sapindus Mukorossi found in India. For the first 9 years we will be importing the soap nuts from india while we wait for our own soap nut trees to start yielding fruit as the tree only starts yielding fruits after 9 years after implantation. The tree can be harvested for 90 years within 6 months per year making this initiative very financially viable. For this idea to grow and expand to reality, collaboration with governments and non governmental organizations will exist as there are land requirements and it is everyone's personal duty to take care of our planet earth for the future of children and grandchildren. Not only financial contributions are required from Governments and non governements but implementation at our homes, offices and everywhere will be a very great start
My name is Phindile Tarnia Ncube. I am a 28 years old female based in South Africa. I am BCOM Management Accounting graduate. I am a very dedicated and goal driven entrepreneur. I am currently part of Seed Academy Accelerate her program sponsored by Shell. Attending this program gave me confidence in myself as an individual, confidence in myself as an aspiring entrepreneur and confidence in my business idea. The program also taught me that it does not matter how many times you fail, the only that matters is how you work on failures to turn them into success