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
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
Candle holders that could also pass for flower vases or drinking glasses depending on size
Pen holder wrapped in wool