The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an activity within the framework of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Best Ideas 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted 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.

Recyclable Resource Collector

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The main goal of the idea is to solve the problems caused by garbage, and thus to be able to solve many global problems. To do this, we must understand that garbage is the mixture of what we discard. Soon to separate the discards is a solution for the garbage. The human species is the only species that produces the garbage, so this is a problem for the human species to solve. Virtually all human beings produce garbage, so all humans must have access to the separation of discards so as not to produce garbage, or to effectively reduce production. If the problem happens through the action of all, the solution must be of access of all, and duty of all. Through access to the separation of discards, we can get into the habit of discarding correctly. Habit is usually an action that repeats frequently and regularly, when we know the benefits of good habits, and we have access to habitual action, the habit becomes pleasurable, it becomes effectively practiced. By getting into the habit of separating discards correctly, we feel the need to discard correctly wherever we are, it becomes uncomfortable to discard something in a container where the discard is mixed, and it becomes inadmissible to discard something on the ground. The nuisance is also felt when we see actions contrary to the good habit of separating discards, who has this good habit, begins to propagate the action of separating the discard, the forms of access and information. By separating what you discard, and removing excess residue, before discarding, the recycling process gains more time to recover more materials, and materials do not lose value, and go to appropriate locations. A simple tool, accessible to all, is something that allows access and habit to the correct disposal.

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Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

We produce, annually, more than 1.4 billion tonnes of garbage in the world, proportional to 1 trillion and 400 billion kilos. The average daily production is 3 billion and 800 million kilos, proportional to the weight of 47 million and 500 thousand people with 80 kilos. Currently we can get the value of 1 real (Brazilian currency), on average for each kilo of "garbage". This value was calculated by means of an arithmetic mean, with different tables of values of recyclable materials. With practically separate and clean discards, the time and costs for recyclers is lower. Considering the value of 1 real per kilo, we can generate 3 billion and 800 million reais a day, or 1 trillion and 400 billion reais, ($356.234.096.692,11) per year, only with what is discarded correctly. We must consider that there is also profit from what is recycled being turned into something profitable, or not harmful, and that we save with less waste and incalculable damage that "garbage" causes. The impact the idea promotes is immense and broad, the impact is economic, social, and environmental. Generates profit and avoids losses. It is effective from the source to the end of the problem, and to any solution process. It contributes to any campaign involving the disposal or sale of products, campaigns related to the preservation of the environment, water, air, animals, power generation and jobs ... Income is more than 25 times higher than income with gold extraction, and much less damaging. Income can contribute to the completion of "Objective 1". Profitability and action pave the way for the completion of the other objectives. More income, more money to feed better, less food waste, less hunger, better health conditions, less diseases caused by poor diet or by epidemiological diseases ... It is the peak of sustainability

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Plans for implementation and sustainability

The greatest support for the beginning and continuity of this work, about the garbage, and about the reverse process, has been divine. A lady was singing a praise to God, in the middle of a mountain of garbage, she was singing to thank God for having found 06 eggs at the bottom of the mountain of garbage, according to her a miracle, to find something so fragile and intact. She said that if two were good, it would be her and her husband's dinner, or if they were not good for consumption, they would use it as fertilizer. I offered every possible help, and she politely accepted nothing. Get out of the conversation with her and start the conversation with God, I asked what I could do to help, and the answer was immediate: "The least you can do is separate what you discard correctly." I tried to do as little as God told me, and I had difficulty with the containers for disposal, but I went ahead until I could. When I was able to discard separately, I realized that this difficulty is billions of people in the world, and that it benefits everyone and everything. I've decided to do my best, and God is helping. The "garbage" is a major responsible for global warming, mainly affects the marine plants, they are the main responsible for the capture of CO2 and O2 emission, and responsible for the climatic balance. All the history and benefits, related to the idea, make the idea be requested and easy to implement. The idea enables instructions, and a tool for separating discards. The tool can be no cost, and handcrafted. The tool has also been designed for industrialization, from simple and low-cost models, to more sophisticated models for different needs.

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I turn 35 years old, on the same day as voting starts. I was born on May 15, 1984. My parents had good financial conditions, until my 7 years old only, suddenly everything changed. I learned in childhood how difficult it is to recover something that is lost, and at the same time how easy it is to lose something. I started working at age 12, as a shop assistant in the Christmas period, at age 13 I started working with lighting for events. I continued my studies at school, and started self-taught studies aimed at the profession. I wanted to know how to draw an idea, so I could pass on to others. After learning a little to draw, I was interested in reproducing the drawings in videos. The study in visual production, focused on technique and good content, this led me to study more about the history of mankind, behaviors, problems, solutions... In academic studies, my interest was to study oceanography. Due to living away from the ocean, having a profession, and recognition for work, at age 17, I decided to continue working, and with the studies that I had interest and opportunity. I traveled all over Brazil, I lived, periodically, in different cities, I was a father at the age of 20, everything was always very precocious in my life, including concerns about the future. At 30 years of age and almost 20 years of profession, I wondered how many people I can help with my profession, and the result was not satisfactory. With determination, qualities acquired through professional and personal experience, and many coincidences, I found a solution to the garbage in the world, and I realized that this solution relates and collaborates with everything and everyone, and also with the completion of the 17 SDG.

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May 23, 2019 05:49

The Recyclable Resource Collector collaborates with the completion of all 17 Sustainable Development Goals due to:

1. Promote environmental, economic and social benefits

2. Having an educational purpose, naturally promotes awareness of sustainable consumption and the habit of correctly discarding the recyclable or non-recyclable resources.

3. It is affordable and easy to use, is for all humans, is for any place and for different demands.

4. Relate and collaborate with everyone and everything.

5. It can be implemented in any idea, in any activity, by any person, rich or poor, in any campaign involving recycling, sustainability, quality of air, water, climate ...

6. It is simple and efficient, it makes the whole recycling process simpler and more efficient.

I hope that the collaboration of the Recyclable Resource Collector is easy to understand at all. Access and track content for more information.

Thank you!

May 17, 2019 14:11

I liked your idea it is innovative and so I voted for you. :)

My idea, "Let's Spread Happiness", was nominated for the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition in the Best Ideas 2019 category. Please read my idea at and consider supporting my idea with comments and votes!

May 16, 2019 13:05

I find your idea great .
I liked your idea because of the garbage Wich is the problem of the world and also turn it to something economic and enverimental that's greater .
Good luck bro .