Best Ideas 2020 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.
Explain your idea in details:
Each day, about 100 million plastic bottles are sold and every year over 370 million tons of plastics are produced. Most of the plastics are made from crude oil that is not sustainable, coming from Nigeria that is one of the highest oil producers in the world, I have witnessed first hand devastating effects of this process, but that is not all, most of this plastics are non biodegradable, what that means is when it finds themselves in the environment which they normally do, they can accumulate for hundred of years, this has led to over 12 million tons of plastics finding there way into the oceans every year. The main objectives of KennyKings Bioplastics is to produce a bio-plastics from natural sources such as cellulose and plant oil considering Hura crepitans as a case study, other specific objectives involves generating funds for this phenomenal research and modifying the end product to aid general acceptability, we'll also look into Bio-peel which is a biopolymer comprising orange peels mixed with vegetable glycerin, cornstarch, potato-starch and water. This plastic is different from every other plastics because of it's biodegradable effect. So we can think of a future where we can enjoy innumerable benefits of plastics but at the same time keeping our environments safe.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
The expected impact of KennyKings Bioplastics on Sustainable Development will be massive ranging from applications in various fields like Agriculture, automotives, medicine, controlled drug release and packaging etc due to it's biodegradable effect. This means Bioplastics are nature-friendly and won't be a hindrance to sustainability as regards to plastics. Environmental awareness program, easy availability of raw materials and governmental support are factors that will boost the Bioplastic market on the long run. It's important to note that KennyKings Bioplastics targets potential Industries like Agro-allied firms, pharmaceutical companies etc for research activities. Environmental as well as National problems are addressed by Bioplastics. Thus, Bioplastics is a trending field of research for sustainable development.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
KennyKings Bioplastics is a bio-plastic Production form, hinged on producing cutting-edged technological Bioplastics, using natural sources such as cellulose, protein, starch, plant oil, Vegetable glycerin all in the rightful proportion. The key promoters of this proposed project are Dr. Offia-Olua B.I and Mr. Goodhope Ihediwa. The proposed financing source will be obtained from 60%(grants) owners capital and 40% bank loan. The shareholding structure are held also by the business promoters as stated above. Based on the plan that the planned business is technically feasible and commercially viable, it is therefore recommended for implementation and funding.
I am a 26 years old self-motivated and energetic individual, with superb interpersonal skills who is driven by a strong desire to achieve results and improve the standards of environmental safety. I work effectively as part of a team and have a good level of emotional intelligence along with superb strategic thinking, leadership and organisational skills. I am a recent graduate of Food Science and Technology (B.Sc) and finished top 5% of my class with a GPA of 4.36 (87%). I am so passionate about environmental science and improving the standards of the ecosystem. I have basic Graduate Leadership and Management training and certifications, and have held series of leadership portfolios. I have the decorum and hard skills too. In all, I'm service oriented and Microsoft compliant. On a personal level I am humble enough to escalate issues and seek assistance when I need to. I possess superb communication skills and can quickly establish rapport and credibility at all levels. In addition to this I am a strategic thinker who has the ability to understand the bigger picture and foresee wider implications of decision making as regards to environmental safety. I always bring value to the table.