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.

Beer and wine bottle recycling

Published on June 28, 2021 um 15:54

Explain your idea in details:

The main objective is to collect waste beer and wine bottles and recycle them into functional glass products. This involves collecting bottles from garbage points, washing them, cutting them into various items and selling them. These recycled glassware can be used as drinking glasses, planting containers, flower vases, décor items, candle holders, etc

Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

Glass disposal especially of beer and wine bottles is a big problem in Kenya today. Most of these empty bottles find themselves in dumpsites and because they do not degrade they become a health hazard. By collecting them we are creating a clean and healthy environment for the population

Plans for implementation and sustainability

The business is still very small scale and currently a cottage industry. We are looking at working with interested parties to upscale the idea into a scalable highly profitable venture through financing and equipment acquisition

Your profile

I am the founder of the business and am 35 years old. I have a background in interior deco with a lot of interest in clean environment. In my community in Kibos Kisumu county in Kenya, wines and spirit shops are many and not even a single one of them has a proper bottle disposal mechanism. Most of those bottles end up in undeveloped plots or garbage dumpsites posing a major health risk to our children who play in such areas and the people who earn an income from the dumpsites.

Stage of Idea

start-up stage

Candle holders that could also pass for flower vases or drinking glasses depending on size

Pen holder wrapped in wool

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July 31, 2021 08:25

Amazing idea, we need to live in an environment which is pollutant free and habitable. Recycling of wine bottles will reduce solid waste accumulation in the environment. Whereby some bottles made of plastic contain carcinogenic chemicals are really going to be defeated.


July 10, 2021 06:23

Excellent idea right here. Very good way of fighting polution and creating a healthy environment. Beer companies do not have a bottle return policy like soda companies so this a very good way of getting ridbof them from our wastes. If scaled up it can ne a very profitable impact with great impact on the environment. Keep up the good work and good luck

July 7, 2021 15:11

Recycling is helpful to the environment and to the community. Waste beer and wine bottles if not properly disposed will produce harmful toxic chemicals. Recycling them into functional and usable decors will not only lessened pollutants but will help generate income for the individual doing it and revenue for the local government through payment of local taxes. May this idea proper more.