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.

Furniture Bay

Published on August 30, 2021 um 09:26

Explain your idea in details:

The main objective of Furniture Bay is to contribute towards climate change and stop it by finding different innovative methods to minimize the cutting of trees for industrial purposes . I believe that by exploring and encouraging eco friendly methods of production , we can make the world a cleaner and better place . Trees are a vital source of life for every living organism and are being cut down at an alarming rate . If we are to save the Earth and pass on a cleaner and comfortable environment to the next generation , the conservation and planting of trees is one of the most important task to do . Trees are the providers of oxygen and clean the environment by utilising carbon dioxide . Keeping this in mind , I have created a company that upcycles furniture . A large amount of trees being cut are for the furniture industry and if we switch to upcycling old furniture instead of producing new furniture we can reduce the amount of trees being cut down drastically whilst maintaining the same levels of comfort and elegance provided earlier . Upcycling is a much more eco friendly way of production because it uses less raw material in the manufacturing . Furniture Bay targets multiple Sustainable Development Goals such as : 1)Life on land 2)Climate action 3)No poverty 4)Industry , innovation and infrastructure 5)Responsible consumption and production 6)Decent work and economic growth

Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

My main target is to contribute to the fight against climate change by creating an eco friendly company in an industry where trees get down everyday in an excess . I will consider my business successful when other companies replicate my business plan not just in the furniture industry , but in all other industries as well . I will also feel like my company was successful when I am able to encourage and influence people to maintain eco friendly habits as I , alone cannot make a difference so great that its noticeable but together , we can change the world . I also hope to get the youth involved and walk them through the refurbishing process and show them how we can be a more eco friendly environment by making the right decisions and having the technical knowledge . I believe that the company can achieve its targets through the right support and encouragement . It is a good example of how we can all , through small changes , make a big impact on the environment for the better.

Plans for implementation and sustainability

I plan to set up shop in a warehouse and operate from there . Furniture Bay is a self sustainable company and the profits will be go towards running the company and the remaining excess will be donated to charity and some of it will be saved . There will be an online site for donations and placing orders . Revenue will also be generated through occasional promotions on the site .My plan is to start locally and then slowly go international . I will buy old and used furniture from shops that sell second hand furniture and rag pickers and refurbish it in my warehouse . If the company is doing well , I will hire people after some time and expand the business further . The company is a representation of good eco friendly habits that we can all incorporate in our daily lives . The message it represents is very powerful and I believe that when the cause is noble , everything falls into place .

Your profile

I am a 16 year old student who lives in Delhi , India . I study at Lotus Valley International School , Noida . I am a very ambitious student with a want to slowly but steadily change the world for the better and encourage unity amongst people . The thought of an uninhabitable Earth motivates me to come up with innovative ideas to help the environment . I have also been a part of my schools entrepreneurship summer vacation club and an intern for the K-12 invent club .

Stage of Idea

conceptual stage

Furniture getting refurbished

Process

Finished product

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Comments

Ruby Kumar

September 4, 2021 07:57

Aryan, this is indeed a very innovative idea, an exceptional one from all others.If young children like you can go this deep and think about the country and the world am sure you will go a long way. May you fly high and achieve your goals. God bless.

Anil Kumar

September 4, 2021 07:15

Dear Aryan, on your maaaaàaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaark,Get set, go. Blessings.

Anil Kumar

September 1, 2021 14:31

Dear Aryan, I am impressed by your thoughts & idea. People in our beloved nation only do hollow talks about the solutions for climate change/control. Country will keep high hopes from you like young guns. So, whenever the topic will be discussed, your thoughts & ideas will be compared and calculated on real turf for litmus test. They will take you to the new heights. Blessings & Good luck.

Rajeev Sharma

September 1, 2021 10:59

This is a really innovative and noble idea. To be able to be involved for a cleaner and greener globe using this thought of yours is appreciable.
I do hope that this concept of yours is liked by one and all and lead to a habitable and enjoyable future for us as well as the generations to come.
All the best for this venture.
Rajeev Sharma

Rakhi Mehra

September 1, 2021 10:57

Fantastic initiative Aryan. Brilliantly thought and by the looks of it you are well on your way with great execution of your plan. So proud of you. The idea is a winner all the way. God bless

RAKESH SHAH

September 1, 2021 06:05

Upcycling is a very good idea which will have long term impact on environmental protection. It will lead to resource conservation, reduction of carbon footprint and costs of reforestation of timber forests felled for the purpose of making furniture. This will also result in jobs for discarded furniture collection and delivery to the workshops where that would be reused to build new salable products.

Shilpika Astavans

September 1, 2021 03:27

If this were to take the shape of an actual business, would it be self-financed, or would you seek loans, perhaps on account of it being also considered a social service? You could research grants and loans from the government to finance this as a start up, perhaps also a system whereby the owners of the old furniture are charged a nominal fee for recycling when they give away their furniture for disposal...it's a superb idea with tremendous potential for scalability and scope! Congratulations and good luck!

Swati Singh

August 31, 2021 09:03

Commendable effort Aryan! What an Idea! Simply loved the process and the finished product, quite usable.Keep shining bright.All the best for your future endeavours.God bless you!

Rahul Daksh

August 31, 2021 08:33

This is a very unique way, we need young people with such creative ideas who can help the country and the world to protect the environment. Saving the forest should be our first priority, which is somehow possible through such measures.

Rajinder

August 31, 2021 07:51

What a wonderful idea from a young man who obviously has the drive and the desire to do something for us all by preventing further deforestation. We wish him all the success

Shilpa Dass

August 31, 2021 05:36

Wonderful and very thoughtful initiative specially at this young age. It is so nice to see this generation so concern and passionate about making this world a better place to live .
Wishing you all the very best.

Apoorva Kulkarni

August 31, 2021 05:05

As a faculty of entrepreneurship , I always have encouraged my students to come up with original ideas that change the way the we do things ! An idea which is sensitive towards the environment and retains originality strikes a chord immediately with me .
This is a fantastic idea that exhibits creativity and sustainability!
It is so wonderful to see young kids like yourself who are passionate about changing the world and making it a better place to live.
Hope to see your idea blossoming into a concrete Business Plan and then taking off as a successful venture .
All the best !

Mona Kang

August 30, 2021 21:42

Excellent initiative.we should encourage such initiatives which are need of the hour . We all should motivate the young boy for implementation of his plan . Apart from setting up an eco friendly company , he is also donating a part of the profits to a charity . Such noble thoughts at a young age . Definitely a big yes to the project

Rajya k dikshit

August 30, 2021 20:54

A very thoughtful and innovative approach at such a young age showcases the intensity and approach towards betterment of society and the planet. Will surely succeed and deliver very positive results.

Wishing all the best!

Mukul Prabhakar

August 30, 2021 18:39

Very Thoughtful & Innovative idea, though there is a big market of used furniture but upcycling the same & customising to ones requirement is not only Eco-Friendly & Pocket-Friendly too.

A start-up with such an idea can open many new avenues for future industries.

Wish you Good-Luck.

Wamik

August 30, 2021 16:50

I think your idea is remarkable, and really thoughtful, as we all know about the deforestation...
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But a bit of downside of this idea is, if you buy old furniture upcycle it, and then sell it, people might not want to buy it, because it's human nature to not like old stuff.

Even if it's looking new but subconsciously they know it's upcycled, they might not want to buy it.

By the way, great idea, best of luck on implementing it on a larger scale.

Anshika Goel

August 30, 2021 14:47

Very pragmatic and innovative idea !! Only a millennial can think of this.
A big shout out to people like you for working towards the planet and for the future generations.
Best of luck!!

Bindu Kapoor

August 30, 2021 14:40

Amazing!!! What an incredible idea!!!
Thinking about the planet and motivating others to adopt
Such innovative practices. I think our country needs more entrepreneurs like you.
Good luck !!

Gopika verma

August 30, 2021 14:21

Great initiative. What a superb idea to think of something which is really need of the hour and for sustainability. Wish you best of luck for your future endeavour. Our country really needs entrepreneurs like you.

Dinika Sharma

August 30, 2021 12:43

Wonderful initiative, need of the hour to think about the environment and work on the 3Rs - Reduce , Reuse and Recycle and Save it for the future generations.
Keep up the good work.

Rachna Joneja

August 30, 2021 12:30

What a wonderful and practical idea. Most of the people.dont think twice before buying new stuff without realising it's harmful effects on the environment. It's high time we all do something like this and save our Planet for the future generations.
Well Done ! Good luck.

Vijay Lakshmi Mishra

August 30, 2021 11:53

Very thoughtful idea. It's a great contribution in minimizing country's ecological, social and economic problems. Appreciate your efforts. May you get success in every step of your life and accomplish your mission.

My best wishes and good luck for all your future endeavours!!

Dunraaj

August 30, 2021 11:46

You vote for this and you are indirectly voting for the environment, Do it them trees my guy.
Very innovative good job

Monika Shastri

August 30, 2021 11:31

Awsome idea ! I really appreciate not only your intent but also your well thought out planning. Wish you all the very best, hope you help bring about the much needed change in the environment as well as the mindsets of people. Keep inspiring!!

Nidhi Kapoor

August 30, 2021 11:23

A very practical and genuine thought by a young Indian. It was great to go through your idea and see the vision behind reusing and recycling old furniture. Our country needs entrepreneurs like you who could come up with sustainable, cost effective ideas.
Wish you good luck and success.

Charu Sehgal

August 30, 2021 11:08

Kudos, kiddo!!
At your age, to think about things like saving the planet and encouraging others to set up eco-friendly ventures, is truly commendable. May you achieve success in your mission and may the youth of today take a lesson or two from you.
Good luck!!

Nirupama sharma

August 30, 2021 10:54

This is a superb idea and great initiative . I wish more youngsters think and act in a similar manner. I think the whole society can benefit from ideas like this. It is our duty to make this earth better and more livable for the generations to come . I wish you good luck and success in this endeavour.