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.

Trash bag from plastic packaging waste

Published on September 17, 2021 um 18:05

Explain your idea in details:

Merchandise plastic packaging leaves lot of trash behind, which makes up a major portion of municipal solid waste (MSW), amounting to 82.2 million tons in 2018. In the meanwhile, people buy plastic trash bags to hold trash. A similar to air-flyer type of machine (for home or commercial grade) melts used plastic packaging material and air blows it into garbage bags. Plastic packaging is reused to reduce plastic trash.

Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

This project will allow plastic recycling at home, greatly reducing solid waste and financial burden on municipalities.

Plans for implementation and sustainability

The business will be organized as a nonprofit and will seeking funding from the government. It will collaborate with municipalities to encourage plastic recycling at home by selling the machine at cost and with subsidies.

Your profile

I am a 16-year-old high school student. I am passionate about the environment and sustainability. I am one of the leaders of the environment club at school. I am also the vice president of Project Green School National Youth Council, a national nonprofit cultivating environmental leadership among youth. I recently did a survey of the various carbon policies for greenhouse gas emission reduction, and wrote a paper on it.

Stage of Idea

conceptual stage

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