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.
Explain your project in details:
Before OrganyClean, we had created a small business dealing with chemical based cleaning products (for personal hygiene). Actually a lot of people were wondering if there is something safer to use instead of chemicals, since some were suffering from skin allergies. So after several researches, and experiments, we had developed our ecofriendly plant based cleaning solution. Actually, we had faced another problem which was finding that ecofriendly package which can properly reflects the identity of our products, but all what we have found were plastics! And here OrganyClean was established to create a new unique product, in which we thought of turning fruits and vegetables containing a lot of vitamins and essential oils, into our ecofriendly carrier of our natural cleaning solution, to end up with a unique and ecofriendly "cleaning with benefits" hygiene products.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
OrganyClean is trying to address more than one problem. The first problem is the bad effects of chemical based cleaning products that do not only harm our health but also our environment. The second problem is the organic wastes management (especially agro wastes), actually since there is only in my city, Beirut, more than 100 tons of agro wastes produced only from juice stores. These wastes are thrown into garbage, thus complicating the process of wastes sorting (organic and inorganic) in addition to that bad odors produced in streets. The third problem is the surplus of the farmers' crops, which can lead them to either compost or dispose, due to the market saturation and the lack of exporting facilities. OrganyClean have solved the bad effects of chemical based cleaning products by developing an ecofriendly natural cleaning solution (plant based). This cleaning solution is mixed up with agro wastes (for example: orange peels which we get from juice stores), or vegetable/fruits bought at a lower prices from farmers (such as zucchinis), to create a unique, new, and beneficial cleaning products . Thus OrganyClean is hitting on two SDGs : Good Health and Well-Being and Clean Water and Sanitation.
Sustainability and future plans
OrganyClean will be dealing with B2B by selling hotels , schools , supermarkets , and distributors ,also dealing with B2C after building our online shop. The market that we are looking for, which is the personal care and hygiene industry, is quite huge market with more than 444B$ globally and 90M$ locally where we are currently targeting and initiating from. Our first product that we will be launching is the handwash pads, in which it will be taking a part of a pie including liquid hand wash and hard soaps. Our start was initiated by bootstrapping in which we have achieved a workable and a proof of concept prototype, after that we've got a grant by winning a competition. Our futuristic plans is to penetrate into several regional markets and global markets where organic and healthy products become essential and trendy .
Your profile as an entrepreneur
I am a 23 years old lebanese entrepreneur , who is always looking for creating and innovating new products and solutions that can really have an impact on our life. I have been raised up in a medium where I was curious about knowledge of "how things work" and "how its made", so as a child I haven't had a toy that still virgin! I have studied Civil and Environmental Engineering and get specialized in material science where my passion drive me through. After finishing my degree , I have realized that the major I have studied wasn't exactly what I want to continue my career with, since my background experience have been shaped to let me be a serial social entrepreneur. Till now, I have acquired two patents related to products having an environmental impact , I have also attained and enhanced my entrepreneurial skills by being enrolled in a lot of entrepreneurship programs ( Injaz , Cewas,...) , and participating in local and regional competitions ( Stars of Science TV show , Hult Prize,...) where I have won some. Now my focus is on my new project OrganyClean , where I seek a rigid potential to be successful.