Best Ideas 2022 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.

Sustainably Sourced Candles: Glow In the Dark!

Stage of Idea start-up stage, idea offered for implementation by others

Explain your idea in details:

The Sustainably Sourced Candles will be designed intricately, with each having a quote at the bottom of the candle (therefore, when the candle burns out and won't be able to brighten up someone's day, the moving quotes certainly will). Only glass vessels will be used when making these wondrous candles as plastic is a hazard to our dear planet. Made out of 100% GMO free soy wax, these candles are not only best for the environment, but they also burn the slowest, meaning you'll get to enjoy your candle even longer without the guilt of it being hazardous for the environment. 100% vegan and cruelty free. My objective with this project is to highlight how small changes in our life can change it completely. These sustainably sourced candles are a need to make your house, your home!

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Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

Nowadays, candles are being used as a home decoration item. I had quite a few candles myself, but when I studied about the making of it, I learnt about how dangerous these candles truly are. Most candle wax is made of paraffin, a petroleum waste product that creates highly toxic benzene and toluene when it is burned. The tiny particles released from scented candles can get into the bloodstream and contribute to cardiovascular problems. According to Booker, the particles have even been found in peoples brains. My mission is to provide scented candles, which won't affect us nor our environment. The candles I will make are going to be not only environmentally friendly but they will also carry a delicious scent which will make your day!

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Plans for implementation and sustainability

As I've mentioned before, this project is something I'm truly attached to. This is the very reason why I am going to invest in this business myself. I have contacted a handful of brands and have received quite a few responses. I am currently coordinating with them about this business idea. From their response, I'm hopeful that they too will invest. The other reason why I chose to work on this very idea is that candles are being used in almost every house, everybody's attention is on this product as the social media has also created relevance toward it.

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Your profile

This is Maria Nadeem. I study in grade 8 and I'm currently 13 years old (26 June, 2009). I am from Karachi, Pakistan. I'm currently studying in Sultan Mohammad Shah Aga Khan School. I have hosted school programs six times last year. I have also secured 1st position in a speech and the poetry out loud competition held in my school last year. I also got awarded a bronze medal in International Kangaroo Linguistic Contest. I had been thinking about this idea long before this contest. Though, when I shared this idea with my fellows, it was considered too wild and optimistic to work on, because I'm a just a kid who needs to cram a textbook and get good grades. I'm grateful for this contest as now I can finally showcase my idea and work on the products' manufacturing. I am ready to embark this journey with the help of this golden opportunity. I am optimistic - maybe too much, but I believe it to be an advantage rather than a flaw.

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Najia Amir

September 17, 2022 10:59

Brilliant! Candles are indeed an essential need of today. Even if these candles are used for light in the dark, they will become decoration pieces after they have burnt out, thanks to the quotes! An excellent idea I hope to see implemented in the future.

Fatima Zafar

September 17, 2022 08:20

It's truly electrifying to see you so passionate about this idea. The way you have approached this is commendable. Even when your sustainably sourced candles burn out, the quote on the bottom of it will certainly brighten up our mundane days. A lot of the candles are usually made out of plastic vessels but yours' will be of glass, making it more exquisite. Wish you a best of luck.

Saba Khan

September 16, 2022 16:56

What an exceptional idea. Really love how it's good for the environment- and in addition to that, it's aesthetically pleasing and won't even make us feel guilty for lighting up a candle. After reading your idea, I also educated myself on how mere candles can cause chronic diseases and how your candles will not only not be toxic but they'll also be environmentally friendly. Love this - best of luck!

Faiza Amir

September 15, 2022 22:07

What an incredibly resourceful idea! Totally doable and wonderful. I liked how you are working towards something we are now using daily but with your exceptional idea, it can change our lives. Your Sustainably Sourced Candles aren't only helping the environment- but it's also aiding us as you discussed about how this will transform the course of our daily life. This is innovative and unique! I wish you a best of luck.


September 14, 2022 15:24

Your idea is excellent and brilliant.I really really appreciate you for this idea.Scented candles with quotes written on them are the aesthetic and best things to light up your home!Best of luck for this contest.


September 13, 2022 20:26

The project is very well structured, ideas are clear and the writing is concise and argumentative. Your review is comprehensive and you managed to successfully discuss he importance of your project, from both a theoretical and an applied perspective.

September 12, 2022 17:02

Indeed! It\'s a great idea to be implemented. There should be something to light up your day and make you feel happy and candles with quotes written on them are the best things to light up yourself when feeling depressed or sad. Best of Luck!