Garbage Barter Scheme.
Published on June 2, 2016 um 22:50
Explain your idea in details:
Garbage barter scheme is an initiative to solve waste challenges in Sagamu. It is all about collecting unmanaged waste in the community(Organic waste) freely from people,in exchange with sorted non organic waste. In my community,waste management has been a challenged, 10percent of the waste generated are being managed by government which end up in the landfill. Moreover,the community is left with the remaining waste which is either burned or disposed inappropriate which causes environmental crisis. According to one of the UNICEF reports, household pollution leads to 4.3million deaths annually, and 13 percent of these are deaths of children under five years. Also, limited resource has becomes the cliché for the poor,so If they can organised and mobilise their own resources to improve the service they need,it will go along way to mitigate climate change and live in a clean environment. In addition,there is a bridge in communication between the waste vendors and individual household in term of health related issues. This idea will bridge the gaps by packing the garbage freely without them paying money,but they will sort out the Inorganic waste which will serve as Money for the service render. Moreover,whatsap group would be created as a means of communication in case of any health related issue. Finally, the inorganic waste will be recycle and it will serve as raw materials to the manufacturing industries. It will also create jobs and income to the poor in the society.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
An healthy environment is less prone to diseases and sickness. According to a World Bank Urban Development Series report,Africa currently produces just about 70 million tons of waste every year. With its rapid urbanization and growing economies, waste production in Africa will exceed 160 million tons by the year 2025. Waste is a problem because it causes pollution,disease and environmental crisis when its not properly disposed. Sadly,in my community only about 10 percent of the waste generated everyday is collected. The rest usually ends up in dump sites,gutters and drainage. The good news is,with this new initiative,there would be reduction in the rate of waste going to the landfill and most of the waste will also be recycle and reuse to create new products. Also,would stop the inappropriate dumping of waste that goes into the drains and gutter. Finally, it would create an ecosystem where the community would mobilise their own resources for the service they need and start waste management at household level.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
My target customers are; individual household owners both in urban and rural areas with high or low incomes,literate and illiterate. Also,commercial office,manufacturing industries,Restaurants,Hospitals,Hotels and so on.
Garbage barter scheme is a new initiative to solve waste challenges in my community. Planning,awareness and sensitization are the keys to carry them along. Also, we will seek their consent before we add them up to the what-sap group for effective communication in case of any health related issues. For instance, when Ebola came out, there is know cheapest means of communication rather than announcement on Radio,Newspaper and Television. This will bridge the gap since most everybody are using phones.
The recyclable waste will be sold to the manufacturing industries as raw materials. Also,the urban household owners are ready to pay token and commercials offices. Moreover,partnering with Government authorities and the manufacturing companies that produces the recyclable waste will go along way in scaling the business to the next level.
In addition, all these can only be achieve if there good networking and adequate trainings,plant and machinery,good transportation network and financing to grow.
I am a young social entrepreneur from Nigeria who cares about people and environment. A certified Business Management and Entrepreneurship from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration in 2016. Graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University ile-Ife, Osun State Nigeria in 2008. Obama Young Africa Leader fellow in 2016. A recipient of Worldchanger award by Heal the World International Ministry in 2014. Member anti HIV/AIDS initiative group during National Youth Service in 2008. Founder, Imototo Waste Bank. A waste and recycling venture. Founder Atunluse Platform. A socio- political and interest group.
Stage of Idea
solid waste management