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.
Reduse and reuse
Explain your idea in details:
Governments should make laws that will curb manufacturing of plastic and burning fuel. A company that is producing Plastic for example bottles for storing water, shampoo, and any other material should be charged to create new bottles until and unless they recycle what they have already created. Similarly, oil refining companies should be asked to pay for the carbon footprint that they are producing. Electric vehicles will be promoted once oil refining companies understand their loss in producing carbon.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
91% of total plastic is not recycled. If we make laws for recycling there will be substantial decrease in the waste that is dumped in seas and other water bodies. Example :- if a company produces 10,000 plastic bottles in a year, will not create new ones for next 3 - 4 years if they are made to recycle their own produced 10,000 bottles. This will save billions of dollars annually and save landfills and water bodies where the waste is dumped. Similarly, oil companies burn millions of gallons of oil every year to keep a check on their oil deposits. Once there are laws that charge companies to pay for burning them on daily basis, companies will come up with other alternatives to keep a check on their deposits. This will reduce the amount of harmful gases that are emitted daily by such companies. Also, charging them for its carbon footprint after selling it will make them focus more on creating electric cars.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
A plastic bottle can be recycled 7-9 times before it is no longer recyclable. For Example if a company that is making 1000 new bottles every time should be made to pay 5 times the profit they are making by selling it if they do not recycle them. This will make companies plan their production and recycle and not create more plastic. Similarly, an oil refinery company should be made to pay 3-4 times the amount of their selling price for the amount of carbon they are exerting daily by burning fuels. All the oil companies keep the oil burning all day to keep a check on their oil deposits. This is equally harmful for our environment. Once there are laws placed for plastic and oil companies there will be drastic decline in over production of it and companies will start looking for alternatives to save their money. Also, governments should reward companies that follow all the laws and help us in achieving the target of keeping our earths temperature below 1.5 degree Celsius.
My name is Reshmabee Mulla and I am 27 years old. I am a very jolly person who tries to create awareness about current global situation. I have participated in "Clean the beach" and "Tree Plantation" movement to contribute for healthy nature. As we all know, if the Global temperatures rises above 1.5 degree Celsius, there will be global catastrophe. I wish to contribute as much as possible to help our earth thrive beautifully.