Best Ideas 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
SESL (save environment save life)
Explain your idea in details:
Life is a gift of God. The environment has a great impact on life. The environment affects all aspects of life. Pollution in our environment is increasing day by day. Various things polluted the environment. But I realized that waste cigarette butts are polluting the environment all around the world in a large ratio. There are many types of pollution land pollution, air pollution, water pollution, thermal pollution. The cigarette butt causes the main types of pollution land /soil pollution, water pollution, air pollution. So, my idea is to recycle cigarette waste to protect the environment.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
For a safe life, a safe environment is essential. We should work to save the environment. As my idea of business serves the nation. It plays a role in a pollution free environment. I use a waste cigarette to form different products for my startup. Our environment is pollution free. All the organisms will save from carcinogens (cancer-causing agents). The material that is non-biodegradable remained in the environment for 12 years and causes various disorders now it can easily remove from the environment. The target market includes: Petrol Pumps. Backward areas. No Smoking Areas. These cigarette butts contain toxic chemicals such as nicotine found in insecticide, arsenic found in rat poison, acetone found in nail polish remover, acetic acid found in batteries and various other chemicals. The cigarette butt contains different chemicals. These cigarette butts cause diseases in all organisms as it contains carcinogens (cancer-causing agent). The death rate of all the organisms is increasing day by day due to this waste. One cigarette butt in the ocean pollutes the whole water. The experiment is done one fish is placed in a jug with one cigarette butt and a liter of water. The fish died in 4 days. It not only affects marine life. It affects birds and mammals also human beings. Each year 41000 adults and 400 infants died due to second-hand smoke. All around the world the waste producing in large amounts and the top of the list is cigarette butts waste. I used ash as a fertilizer or convert butt into cotton to various products such as key chains, cushions etc.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
For this purpose, the first step is that we have to collect waste cigarettes. We introduce cigarette waste recycling bins. We placed these bins in cigarette shops and purchase this waste from shopkeepers at the rate of 10 Rupees per kg. After collecting this waste we separate paper, ash, foil, plastic wrappers and cotton butts. By mixing water in ash and paper place it for some time to convert it into the manor. This is used as a fertilizer. We sell this cotton there is a great profit. As we purchase 1 kg of rupees 10 and if we sale it of rupees 200 per kg there is a great profit. Not only we get profit it also has benefits we protect our environment and save all organisms from carcinogens (cancer-causing agent). We can form different products from it as key chains, cushions, thread, clothes and decoration pieces, etc. And by selling them we get more profit. For this purpose, we need workers, cloth, and other things. We have to invest money. But profit is great.The se waste butts are made of cellulose. We can convert it into the plastic. Then by molding, we can form different products such as park benches, ashtrays, toys, etc.
I am shahreen. I am a 19 years old student of BS Biochemistry. I am from Pakistan. My aim is to serve the nation as a biochemist. I work hard to do new and applicable research for a better life. I also take part in extracurricular activities. I am an active member of a social welfare society. I also take part in sports.