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.
Waste recycling and sanitation in the city of Lomé
Explain your idea in details:
The objective of this idea is to clean up the city of Lomé in order to establish a more liveable and healthy environment for the populations. In addition, this idea aims to beautify the city of Lomé and to reform the treatment of waste and attract more tourists. To achieve this idea we will set up modern recycling centers employing unemployed young people. These recycled objects will be put back on sale to ensure the maintenance of the center. Regarding the management of plastic waste, a process will be put in place to transform them into a binder just like cement which, after mixing with sand, will form construction elements such as paving stones and bricks. These bricks and paving stones will be marketed and used for the construction of the city. We will need the collaboration of government authorities to then ban the use of plastic bags which will be replaced by solid paper packaging manufactured on site and to be recycled. Teams will also be responsible for collecting household waste destined for the centers.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
The expected impact is the reduction of poverty through access to employment for all and the construction of a more sustainable city for generations to come. We therefore hope with this idea the effective development of the rural economy. This project idea once realized will also make the city beautiful, radiant and clean, therefore more attractive to tourists who will bring new currencies.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
We will need to work in collaboration with government authorities and non-governmental organizations who will contribute in a way to the effectiveness of the project. I am open and I await the support of collaborators and organizations going in the same direction who can help the financing of this project.
I am a young student in Lomé. I am 19 years old and I do electrical engineering and industrial computer science. In addition, I am passionate about basketball currently playing in the Fighters club of Lomé and in the team of my school. I like to take initiatives aimed at environmental protection and young entrepreneur. I have already had in the past to take initiatives which have been warmly welcomed by those around me, which qualify me for my creativity, the quality of my ideas and the taking of initiative. I also have the ability to lead a team and manage businesses. I am counting on my skills to come to the end of this idea. Attracted by excellence, I have always had very good grades in all subjects in general which earned me the first place in the tenors of my examination center for the end of studies examination of the first cycle of secondary school . I am also in the process of forming a robotics and computer science group where we plan to develop innovative achievements, the name of which I prefer not to mention for the moment. I am still open to ideas for improvements from anyone who would like to get involved in the realization of this project idea.