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:
This project is in current trends with the UN SDGs goals on the major role environment played in our wellbeing. The problem: Globally, the urban population produced about 1.3 billion tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) in 2012, which is expected to grow to 2.2 billion tones by 2025, Nationally, statistics shows that Nigeria generates more than 32 million tons of solid waste annually, out of which only 20-30% is collected, Lagos State being the second fastest growing city in Africa has a per capita waste generation of 0.5 kg per day, generating more than 10,000 tons of urban waste every day. The Higeneplus philosophy is to recycle and reduce landfill waste, creating an improved environment for future generations. Adopt and implement the latest waste management technology and always look out for new and innovative ways to increase productivity and efficiency, which will help to keep costs low for community members. We strongly believe in the basic principle of waste management i.e. reduce, reuse and recycle following the world standard and environmental protection regulations. There are publications and sensitization about global warming, amazon forest, and depletion of ozone layers, due to heavy pollution and injection of toxic and hazardous materials into the environment from industries hence the need for smart and sustainable developed cities. We intend to bridge the gap by providing solution to this huge challenge. The Objective is in line with goal 12 and 13 of SDG, it also includes but not limited to Timely and efficient collection of waste materials for recycling to generate sustainable energy, create awareness on waste reduction strategy and encourages use of recycled products, Provision of automated bins and customized trash bins for heavy and light waste of various capacities. Proper disposal of toxic and hazardous
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
This project will help in reduction of greenhouse gasses, environmental degradation, pollution and reduction of waste taken to landfill through conversion of waste to wealth technology. Compare with making ethanol from crop, the environmental benefit from waste are clear, it diminishes the demand for landfill and reduce greenhouse gas emission. Due to low level of recycling tech know-how in the country, it has placed the municipality in a situation where there is a possibility that the burden of recycling will be borne by the municipality. This may be felt via the creation of further stresses on the already overburdened municipal waste collection system. Another longer term problem is that the existing landfill site will fill a lot faster without recycling and thus the ultimate cost (environmental and fiscal) will be higher. Generation of sustainable energy (power) from waste recycling is our target. Other than harmful bacteria and viruses, medical waste contains vinyl chloride and organochlorine chemicals, and simple incineration may generate hydrogen chloride and dioxin. Measures are taken to reduce dioxin and through incinerator structure, operation methods, and dioxin elimination systems, the incinerators specifically for medical waste are used to reduce dioxin content in the gas emissions. Research from Higeneplus shows that dioxin release is as a result of incomplete combustion hence there is need for competent company with the type of solution that Higeneplus have developed. Impact: Because of the complexity and chain of distribution existing in recycling, more jobs will be created and is exponential. It will provide alternative source of fuel (bio oil), protection of the natural environment and the eco system. It will also help to reduce disease outbreak, promote environmental hygiene as the world is battling with pandemic due to release of toxic/infectious substance into the environment. A case study from Wuhan city, China.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Higeneplus duly registered, will create awareness on optimum utilization of products materials and responsible consumption at different locations across the country, assist government in formulation of policy for a sustainable development, and collaborate with organization in the sector to form a strong force in waste to energy generation, organize seminars and use of social media tool for a wide impact. Apply software technology in the recycling plant design. Periodical collection of market data for planning and assessment and use of latest technology in waste retrieval system. Collaboration with international organization to make an improved decision/smart goal setting and training, Fund raising model: Higeneplus will raise fund through savings, supports from family members, crowd funding campaign, investors, grants from government. Specifically, Higeneplus will collect and recycle the recyclables (Residential/Commercial or Industrial waste which is sub divided into biodegradable and non-biodegradable) while we dispose hazardous, toxic or infectious waste appropriately following standard disposal method of disinfection, composting, pit and incineration which will be fully automated. Where we cannot process some of the waste we will supply the company that needs them as feed stock in their production line and this will increase our revenue base. Higeneplus start cost amount to $300,000, in order to meet the demands of potential markets such as previously mentioned, as well as the large market of the retail sector. This funding is critical to kick-start this potential and exciting expansion stage of Higeneplus. Although funding includes operation cost, equipment and machineries (including installation and service agreement), plant set up and maintenance etc. the anticipated growth from this funding is 50% over the next five years. The financial plan was generated from a 6 month projection of expenses and revenue, Higeneplus will break-even in the 5th year but we will start making profit in our 2nd year.
Abdulganiyy Oyeyemi is 28, I am a passionate volunteer, entrepreneur, trained first aider, freelance writer, youth development /environmental activist and Laboratory Technician. Highly skilled in Project monitoring and evaluation with track records of achievement. I enjoy trying new adventure; pursue a greater career path, highly creative in risk assessment and managing people. I have key competencies in leadership, project management, operations, planning and execution, team work, budget and resource management, critical/design thinking, attention to detail, creativity and innovation. My passion for this project was as a result of the interest for a safer environment, genuinely available product and easy to reach after sales support, healthy hygiene lifestyle and waste to wealth creation. Key health and wellness methodologies; policy advocacy, youth development and engagement, mobilization and facilitation. Key achievement include being among the 100 selected participant trained by National Directorate Of Employment NDE through CBN Basic Business Training program in 2018 Abuja, the proposal of Higeneplus Waste Management has won me several scholarships to acquire more trainings at different boot camps both in FCT and Ibadan the state capital of Oyo State and was among the 40 selected entrepreneurs by Fate Foundation trained at Ibadan Business School in 2019. Fate foundation is a Non for profit organization approved by Entrepreneur Development Center, I acquired trainings at different location across the country and contribute to survey in policy making, Convener Independent Day Celebration in 5 local government of my state 2019 reaching over 20,000 youth. Active members of youth movement and enterprises including Start up Friday by NITDA, Youth Enterprise Scheme, MSME hub, YALI among others. Co-host free CBT training organized by youth council with over 1000 beneficiary, targeting the females, underserved community, and people with disability in 5 LGA and other LCDAs of Ogbomoso zone, Oyo state