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 Projects 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.

Bamboo straws as an alternative to plastic straws and their pollution in the oceans

Your title/position Bamboo straws as an alternative to plastic straws
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Year the ngo or company was founded 2018
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Explain your project in details:

More than a nature-friendly product, the bambo straw are a natural alternative against straws plastics/man-made materials that threaten nature. Some characteristics: Handcrafted - from the harvesting of bamboo to the end of the production process; Reuse - the customer uses, sanitizes and carries in the bag to reuse when they want; Durable - service life of more than 2 years; Lightweight and sturdy - do not break when falling on the floor; Biodegradable - the disposal of bamboo does not turn waste, it decomposes and becomes nutrient to the earth; Sustainable - from a renewable and sustainable source; 100% natural - there is no use of agrochemicals in the cultivation of our bamboos In times of ecological solutions to environmental problems in the world, especially for the oceans, bamboo straw is a natural product, coming from nature and that can replace the use of plastic straws.

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Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

In 5 months that we produce the bamboo straws, we have already sold more than 1000 straws. In a recent estimate here in Brazil, if each Brazilian uses a plastic straw per day, in one year more than 75 billion have been consumed. I believe that in those 5 months, me and my little team (my girlfriend, friends and my parents) managed to reduce the number of plastic straws consumed a little. This is my biggest achievement. We have also participated in some ecological events, where we can talk and raise awareness with many people so they can rethink the use of plastic straws, even if here in Rio de Janeiro, they are already banned.

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Sustainability and future plans

I want to continue working with the bamboo straws and create other ecological products that are alternatives to use against disposable products. For this, I want to have a bigger team of people who believe in these ecological products, in their importance for the health of our planet, and thus, to grow together to become an environmentally friendly company.

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Your profile as an entrepreneur

I am 27 years old, and my last 7 years have been able to experience what it is to be an environmental scientist. I entered college at age 20 and graduated at age 24. I was in two environmental projects, one of them being the most special for me and what I wanted most: working on a Marine Turtle Project (at age 25 and 26). I was able to study and learn a lot in this project. In a survey, I was able to follow the necropsy of a turtle and it was shocking to see so many plastics present in his digestive tract. That was when I could see what I had always studied and read on the news. It was there that I became even more environmental scientist and felt that I should do more than I could. And so, I spent a lot of time studying and designing environmental projects, until one day I was at my grandparents' site and I saw a very large bamboo. I already knew that bamboo was a sustainable and alternative plant for wood, and I could do something about it. First I thought of making a crutch for my grandmother, because she does not walk very well. But I noticed that in this bamboo there were some small ones and it resembled straws. I thought: this may be a straw, uoow! And since that day, I have produced more than 100 straws a day with great love. :)

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June 26, 2019 17:06

Hello! Vote #13
Dream it. Believe it. Build it.
Let's continue supporting each other with votes and comments! =)
Ecological Community PopulAction
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/13160/
Have a great day!

June 25, 2019 20:07

Hello! Vote #12

Dont stop when you are tired. Stop when you are done!

Lets continue supporting each other with votes and comments! =)

Ecological Community PopulAction:
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/13160/

Have a great day!

June 24, 2019 09:34

Hello Leader,
I am here to give my full support and encouragement to this brilliant project of yours. Keep up the good work my friend. Never give up in your fight even if it seems hard.

Please take a look at my idea, High Thermal Insulation Perpend (HTIP) at https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/12724 and consider supporting my idea with comments and votes and I continue to support your project!
Thank you and best of luck to you and let's continue supporting each other.
Let me know if you have voted for me so I can vote for you again and again.

June 24, 2019 06:02

Hello! Vote #11

Nice to see your project in Entrepreneurship Campus community! Let's continue supporting each other with votes and comments! =)

My project is to facilitate reintegration of the vulnerable people into society, by encouraging entrepreneurship and job creation, through an Ecological Community.
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/13160/

Have a great day!

June 23, 2019 15:27

Hello,

I am here to give you my continuous support for you and your great project.

Let's keep supporting each other with votes and comments

Please, vote and comment on my idea here: https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/members/vinibastos/ideas/my-ideas/13884/

Together we are stronger!!!

See you

June 23, 2019 15:25

Hello! Vote #9
Nice to see your project in Entrepreneurship Campus community! Let's continue supporting each other with votes and comments! =)
My project is to facilitate reintegration of the vulnerable people into society, by encouraging entrepreneurship and job creation, through an Ecological Community.
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/13160/
Have a great day!

June 22, 2019 08:11

Good morning

Am back again. How are you finding time around the campus platform so far?

Lets keep supporting each other through teamwork. Have a great weekend..

Regards
MotherCare app
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14382/
(Best Ideas Category)

June 21, 2019 17:33

Hello
Your project is good. However, i think you still need to improve on your traction (impact of your enterprise on sustainability development); for any ongoing project, as Entrepreneurs; traction is like our success story and shows our progress and also has a positive impact on investors to be and we your clients / customers. Providing statistical evidence will be a good edge against selection criteria. Best of luck

MotherCare app
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14382/
(Best Ideas Category)

June 19, 2019 15:42

Hi dear, I wanted to pass by and see the wonderful work you are up to. keep up the work. when you have time please stop by my idea and take a look. thank you. https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14316/

June 18, 2019 16:40

Hello

I have read through your idea and find it interesting. I am glad you are tackling the SDG goals and providing employment to the youth in your community. i wish you all the best and invite you to review my idea as well on the link below;
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14382/

Kind regards
MotherCare app
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14382/
(Best ideas Category)

June 18, 2019 09:44

Oi Raphael!

Sou seu voto 8.

Muito legal sua ideia de canudos ecológicos! Minha ideia é a Comunidade Ecológica PopulAção - ecovila sustentável para retirar e empoderar a população em situação de rua, através de educação cívica, financeira e empreendedora em agronegócio, gastronomia e artesanato. https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/13160/

Você também pode conferir no Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ecovilapopular/

Todas as iniciativas são importantes para um mundo melhor. Votei no seu projeto, espero contar também com o seu.

June 16, 2019 21:11

Hello

am here to ask you to kindly support my idea follow the link below

Regards
Oshikulu cultural village and living museum
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/my-ideas/13566/?

(Best ideas category- Tourism sustainability)

June 16, 2019 07:45

Hi, I apologize, I have not been active on campus for some days now but am back now and will vote every idea that has left a comment or message for me if you have not done so, please check it out and leave a comment quickly to get two votes today thank you https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14316/?
EKJ
edUnify

June 14, 2019 11:47

Hi dear,
its another beautiful day of voting, I believe sustained efforts and your creativity will pay off, on and off this platform. keep doing what you do and all the best
EkJ-edUnify
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14316/

June 14, 2019 00:32

I am here again to support on this amazing opinion lets make a change that will benefit the entire world . all the best

kindly let continue with the support

Regards
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/my-ideas/13566/?

June 13, 2019 18:02

Hello

Well done and i wish you all the best in this competition and implementation of your project. Let continue supporting each other through votes and comments. You can read my idea too "Waste papers recycling to useful products' and support it with a vote and comment https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/members/tumainisimon/ideas/my-ideas/14251/

June 13, 2019 16:01

Your idea is one which covers many different aspects of the goals of the projects. I believe that your idea is one, which can be transported internationally. I wish you continued success on your project, and I would also compare your product to other non plastic alternatives to straws as well. Best wishes

June 10, 2019 13:16

Hello

I have read through your idea. How do you plan to track trends in your market inorder to know your customer needs and apply those findings in your business?

With this information, i think you can always stay ahead of your competition and changing trends in the market.

Regards
Mother Care App
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14382/

June 9, 2019 15:42

Hello

Vote 7: Thanks for supporting me. Lets keep supporting each other with comments and votes.

Regards
Mother Care App
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14382/

June 9, 2019 13:39

Hi there, I have not seen your comments or votes on my idea today and i sincerely need your review please, i will appreciate it if you could take a quick look. thank you for your support. https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14316/

June 5, 2019 19:06

Hello

Congratulation nice project, well done and i wish you all the best.You can read my idea too "Waste papers recycling to useful products' and support it with a comment and vote https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/members/tumainisimon/ideas/my-ideas/14251/

June 5, 2019 10:22

voter 6

kindly support my idea with votes and comment, read through and tell me what you think about it.

follow the link below
http://tracking.entrepreneurship-campus.org/tracking/click?d=kpofUWzFa3YPAGmKitFziaPOLDLvO9VEcnEmrbydmP-d2yddo2zdHI21CxIwwOgYt0g0SsxqqlCbg7RPsN16Wa1U6ZXwk1Rrus-iU9kJvqMLHXxEQO2GPeyJfHIX4LoC6SDUZVmLGh66v3soRSwraibEpZC0BUsDfRQ1YNxuFT4Z0

Regards
Naemi Likius

June 4, 2019 21:53

HI, I just want to comment here and say you have an impressive project and i would wan you to succeed. Although i have exhausted my time today, i will come around tomorrow for a vote, feel free to drop a reminder on my comment section or better still vote mine. https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14316/

June 3, 2019 07:58

Hi,
Your idea is great and I hope it has a great impact.

Lets Support each other. Can you please spare some time and vote for my idea STEP (Slums' Transformation & Empowering Population) in order to support slums and alleviate poverty.

Click on this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14234/ to vote.

Thank You

Best Regards,
Haleema zia from Pakistan

June 1, 2019 18:12

I must say that I am Impressed! truly amazing the way how you plan to accomplish that.

If you may, please take a look at my ideia which is in the BEST IDEAS category.

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/15064/

Let us make a difference in the world!

May 28, 2019 18:26

Great! Very interesting how you plan to enable youth in solving various social and economic problems through critical thinking, keep up.
I wish you success on your project, hope you will accomplish that.
If you may, please take a look at my ideia which is in the BEST IDEAS category.
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/15064/
Thank you and wish you the best of luck!

May 28, 2019 16:45

Greetings,
Your project idea is so amazing!
I am so excited to share with you that my idea HERZ (Her Empowerment Race Zone) was accepted under the Best Ideas competition category. Please support me by reading, commenting and voting at https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/15089/
Best,
Natasha Sichula
HERZ CEO

May 27, 2019 14:51

Congratulations on your project, very nice initiative.
humanity is counting on you for change. Don't let go of the best is in front of you.
A lot of courage.

Lambisia

May 21, 2019 21:46

Raphael, you know I always think that if we eliminate plastics we eliminate cancers. Man doesn\'t know that he\'s his own enemy. Keep it up, you are a great environmentalist. Remember to start a campaign / #tag to do away with plastics.

May 21, 2019 21:24

Lambisia, nice to see you here! Thank you for your message, and how I say to you, your project is amazing! I believe that if we did each one a little for nature, it would make all the difference. The day the world finds out that with safe nature, our people will eat better, live better, breathe better, our animals will eat better, live better, breathe better. We live in a circle, everything we do good, will come back to us.

May 21, 2019 21:19

Rajat, thank you for your message! I love read your idea! So much technology! I would love to be able to see your experiment closely, it seems to work very well!

May 21, 2019 21:04

Hi Raphael, the other day I read an article about microplastics and i discovered that plastics are are the biggest menace to our environment. i appreciate what you are doing to solve this problem and I feel you are representing me in what i should have done if I were not me (the one who loves to refurbish old shoes). Keep it up and all the best. I will vote for you tomorrow. bye.

May 19, 2019 14:07

hey
great idea. I had heard about metal reusable straws but using bamboo is a great idea. Plastic straws account to a large quantity of waste and this could become an alternative to it.
All the best and hope u have a great store of environmentally friendly products.

Your idea is good and it looks it would have a great impact on society. I would appreciate it if you could vote and comment on my idea as well https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/24/12212/