Recycling plastic waste for environmental safety and education

Published on June 7, 2016 um 20:31

Explain your idea in details:

This idea is primarily borne out of concern for those that are suffering from the problems associated with environmental pollution from the indiscriminate disposal of plastic waste. The people who suffer from these challenges are peasant fishermen living in the creeks and farmers.There is another problem of urban littering and blocking of drainage and canals. The resultant effect is flooding during the rainy season leading to destruction several properties. The focus of this idea is to convert these waste to wealth. How would it be done? All plastic waste will be collected by hiring young people who will gather them at the project site. With the abundant waste around, we'll never run out of 'raw materials'. Our focus now will be to convert these waste to useful demonstration tools and equipment like simple farm tools, toys and models that will help children understand science and visual courses better. There is also an another innovative idea that will involve converting these waste to affordable housing materials that can be used to provide cheap and affordable housing for rural dwellers.

Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

From field observations, over 50 per cent of our urban waste is purely plastic waste. This project will help cut plastic waste generation by at least 70 per cent. This will help reduce the quantity of solid inorganic waste that constitute the major problem of solid waste management in our cities. This idea will therefore reduce the cost incurred in managing waste and such revenue will be used by government to finance other projects. This idea if properly financed and implemented will generate both direct and indirect employment for our teaming youth. It is noble project that will involve the engaging of research agencies in the education sector as to ways to help solve several other teaching aid deficiencies in our schools.It will be our target to have facilitated the completion of at one thousand demonstration homes in rural ares and refugee camps in the first year of operation. Our success will be measured based on the cut in quantity of waste in our cities, the quantity of toys, tools and our teaching aids sold and the testimonies of teachers in the effectiveness of such teaching aids. Our housing models will become a model for several other cheap housing contractors throughout the world.

Plans for implementation and sustainability

This project is a multi million naira project that will involve several collaborations and funding from diverse sources. This business model will be a Partnership that will grow to become a limited liability company. Financing for now is purely personal savings and we look forward to donations and collaborations with the government agencies, World Bank and the United Nations.

This project is a for profit venture and profits from  sales of our products will ensure sustainability. Initial funding will be for procurement of machinery, equipment and office space.

Your profile

Uhee, Ter Malthus was born on 15th June, 1980. He studied agricultural economics and extension from the Federal University of agriculture Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria. His career has spanned over eight years across disciplines including teaching. He has strong passion to make an impact towards community development and impacting lives rural communities. He won the most outstanding Youth Corpse Award for Environmental Advocacy during his one year of National Service.

Stage of Idea

conceptual stage

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August 23, 2016 19:06

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August 21, 2016 18:25

You conceived a great idea. Sure it's great, when it comes to social problems, your idea is the real solution. I support it by votes and comments. Just don't give up if want to implement it!

August 11, 2016 07:58

This is a great idea and if implemented it can obviously transform developing societies. I support it by votes and comments. Just don't give up, you'll make it.

June 15, 2016 10:41

Hi Malthus!

I checked out your idea and I find it very perspective because it's really relevant in our days. I hope that you'll achieve success with it. I vote for you and wish you good luck in this contest.
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June 13, 2016 17:30

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June 8, 2016 03:10

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