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The quest for environmental sustaunability in the tropics triggered the idea on the production of biodegradable cups using cassava starch

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Explain your project idea (2,000 characters)

The idea is aimed at reducing environmental pollution. Hence, disposable cups mostly used once in parties and occasion will be produced using cassava starch. Owing to the rampant use of these cups (synthetic) in Nigeria, they pose great threat to the environment. Biodegradable cups produced with cassava starch will be more environment friendly.

Who are the beneficiaries? (1,000 characters)

The beneficiaries are the world at large. It been observed in Nigeria that the use of synthetic products are rampant which causes environmental pollution.

How is your idea unique? (1,000 characters)

My idea is a problem solver. Environmental degradation is currently of global concern. My idea would help reduce practices that would aggravate environmental pollution

Idea Proposal Stage (choose one)

  • Initial Design: I am exploring the idea, gathering the inspiration and information I need to test it with real users.

Tell us more about your organization/company (1 sentence and website URL)

No organization yet. I am a free lance researcher who carries private practical works to solving global problems. Though I intend to fully create an organization for this project soonest.

Expertise in sector

  • 7+ years

Organization Filing Status

  • No, but we plan to register in the future.

Please explain how your selected topic areas are influenced, in the local context of your project (1,000 characters).

For planet conservation, the environment needs to be sustained. A pollution free environment gives room for prosperity especially through agricultural development.

Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (1,000 characters)

Existing companies who use synthetic methods....We will work with them but this time introduce the cassava starch methd.

Please share some of the top strengths identified in the community which your project will serve (500 characters)

The major primary raw material which is cassava starch thrives there naturally and in abundance.

Geographic Focus

The world at large. Most especially in Africa and South America

How many months are required for the project idea? (500 characters)

12 months

Did you submit this idea to our 2017 BridgeBuilder Challenge? (Y/N)

  • No


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