Best Projects 2018 features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs. If you want to know the 10 finalists in this category click HERE
Yucas Bags & Utensils
Explain your project in details:
The Yucas Bags & Utensils project, will be carried out a pilot project that promotes the development of productive chains in the country, with the integration of producers, small and medium-sized national entrepreneurs mainly of Yuca, and then their production of bags , forks, knives, glasses, among other utensils, of biodegradable plastics, thus promoting economic and local development, and, therefore, improve the quality of life of our population. These bags and utensils will be made with a creative image, promoting the use of #plasticdetox, as an education campaign in the population about the importance of adding green initiatives.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
East is an project that has advanced with the legal aspects in my country, departing from an idea already used in other countries, adapting it to the socioeconomic realities of Panama, which nowadays faces some difficulties with the national farmers, especially in the rural areas of the country. The vision first is to implement a strategy of local development, by means of this model of company, with the aim to increase the sources of employment of a sustainable way in a community, across the productive association of the settlers inside the chain of value of Yuccas Bags and Utensils. The second strategy is to demonstrate the success reached in the project to answer in other communities, specifying that though there exists an included highly competitive market, where the entrepreneurs, small and medium businessmen have opportunities limited before industrial producers, these in the main are highly pollutant for the planet, which does that every green product has a better value and I affect educated consumers, for what the association and appropriation of measures is necessary to level of communities that allow to offer better solutions with the environment and that in turn promote major rates of employment and local growth. The third strategy is to combine the project with an educational very creative national campaign that distinguishes to the brand of the project, down #plasticdetox, in order to offer on the one hand the promotion of the products and on the other hand education in the population on the importance of recycling, re-using, but especially of not contaminating. Of the success of this project, it is waited add more and more green initiatives.
Sustainability and future plans
Panama approved a law that prohibits the use of plastic bags in all shopping centers, thus promoting ecological initiatives, Yucas Bags and Utensils, looking for an ecological project that also promotes local development, which aims to meet a demand a level commercial of the product of bags through the bioplastic but in addition to encouraging a reuse and recycling, this long-term project aims to establish a brand that offers products such as bags of reusable products, and the commercialization of the cassava crop for different commercial aspects.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
Hi! I'm 30 years old, I live in Panamá, I have a little daughter, I am an entrepreneur and I want to become a great entrepreneur who achieved positive impacts in my country and in the world. Also, I am a person who believes that an educational consumer has a positive impact on society, everyone knows that markets move mainly because of the demand of their consumers, and they want that demand to be environmentally friendly.