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.
Explain your idea in details:
Indication of the climate crisis that increased after the industrial revolution were mostly due to human negligence in treating the environment, including the management of waste as residue from irresponsible production, distribution, and consumption activities, such as open burning, election of less eco-friendly manufacturing materials, and piles of garbage on land and even waters. Due to the lack of waste management to make it reusable again, to build awareness and climate action with the public for the sake of health harmony between ecosystems, we developed a source (consumer) based waste management technique. The mechanism starts at the community-sorted waste collection unit. Materials to be processed, both organic and anorganic, can be obtained by giving by the public or company ordering to farmers or those who have these resources. Pricing is determined based on an agreement in accordance with the selling value of the type of material and specific situational factors. Buying and selling transactions are flexible (can be offline or online via the company website). Individuals can exchange their waste with Harmoneeds KIT whose number and variety of stuffing products are selected according to their needs and trade-in applies (to equalize the selling value). The production method leads to ecofriendly methods, which require skilled labor and machines that use renewable power supply (consider chosing a production area with sufficient wind and sunlight conditions). The Harmoneeds KIT contains a collection of reusable products and is equipped with pure artwork from recycled waste that relates to cross-country cultural patterns to remind people to keep caring about universe harmony. The innovative value of this idea is about how we process waste into what it should be able to do for real benefit, supported also by direct collaboration with the community, local resources, and potentially improving the quality of life of the community.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
If this idea is realized, company needs to devote energy, time, and caring cooperation to achieve targets for reducing irresponsible waste treatment (open burning of garbage and indiscriminate disposal), reducing landfill burdens, improving air quality, and increasing a culture of action, environment becomes cleaner and healthier to live, cultivating mass action for saving the climate so that it becomes a sign that we control ourselves to behave and consume within the limits needed to maintain the balance of nature. These targets are closely linked to the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular Goal 12 (Responsible Production and Consumption) and Goal 13 (Climate Action).
Plans for implementation and sustainability
When Harmoneeds KIT is able to exceed its Break Even Point, business profits will be generated. However, to obtain the required initial capital, the company needs to collaborate with other companies that are more experienced and have a similar vision, and allow donations to flow for the development of the company from donors and investors who are environmentally and socially responsible.
We are brothers and sisters who have concerns in aspects of social life and the environment, who want to share ideas that we think should be developed, especially they are suitable for the situation of control of production and consumption of the people in our area. We got this idea from a variety of learning processes and experiences. We are currently studying at a state high school majoring in Mathematics and Natural Sciences (sister, 17 years old) and final year students of Industrial Engineering study program (brother, 21 years old) in Indonesia.