Best Ideas 2021 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 sort

Published on June 24, 2021 um 20:49

Explain your idea in details:

The problem of waste management owing to factors such as: Inadequate infrastructure, Structuring and investment into sustainable methods of waste management. This has led to tough consequences such as pollution of the environment, contamination of water sources and intermittent outbreaks of avoidable communicable diseases. To solve this problems we devised a system that covers the entire lifecycle of waste management that is tracking, collection, recycling and creation of valuable products from waste using tech. Our tech platforms will be web based, mobile based and ussd code. Search for waste collectors, all forms of payments etc will be conducted on this platforms. Our integrated system will connect to farmers or other industries that need by products from us for their own processes. We will also be experimenting locally different methods of up recycling the sorted waste we collect so that we add value to the waste collected and can share the revenues from selling the final product. Our business model focuses on undertaking activities across the waste value chain, including collection of waste, sorting and segregation, treatment or recycling and disposal of waste. This model also relates to facilitating forward and backward linkages across the waste management value chain. Some of these enterprises leverage ICT to effectively deliver their services. In addition to providing end-to-end waste management solutions, some of these enterprises also assist the governments in providing information and data through online platforms and information analytics. Waste sort will leverage on ICT to provide services or facilitate connections between service providers and customers across the waste value chain. Technology will facilitate tracking and monitoring the waste situation for faster responses. ICT will also enable real-time data capture and analysis to inform decision-making.

Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

Waste sort have several direct and indirect environmental and social impacts. They reduce the amount of waste reaching the landfills; prevent greenhouse gases and hence environmental degradation. Waste sort will also engage with low income communities mostly as employers, and help them through improved aspects of income generation, health and better dignity at workplace.

Plans for implementation and sustainability

Waste sort will incur a majority of their cost in salaries of employees and contract workers. we plan to partner with waste picker organizations for collection incur additional labor costs in sourcing waste. We will also incur material cost and transportation cost for sourced waste. Other cost factors include premise rentals and cost of recycling machines. Waste sort typically will have multiple revenue streams as they offer a range of services. These include waste collection fees from households, commercial enterprises and institutions, and proceeds from the sale of recycled products such as gift and utility items, biogas, and compost. The financial sustainability of Waste sort depends on the efficiency of waste collection fees, increased sale of recycled and refurbished items across the value chain, and diversifying the revenue streams and financing mechanisms.

Your profile

As a 30 year old degree holder in Computer science, I have acquired strong technical skills from my 1 year experience working in the IT department and 2 years experience teaching . I also possess comprehensive knowledge in the latest IT software and systems.

Stage of Idea

conceptual stage

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