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Label-Trash Bins Waste Management

An easy and effective solution on waste segregation using an effective visual communication and progressive technology.

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Plastic has been a big testament of our evolving technology that is focused on building a more convenient world for mankind. Fast-paced consumerism, convenience, efficient packaging, tight market competition, price , weight, and easy means of transportation especially to hard to reach rural areas makes plastic a good material that is overly used. 

As we continue to find solution to efficiently reduce waste by finding new alternative materials and eliminate plastic waste in our society little by little through effective packaging development, let us address the past and the current waste management that we face today.

We propose a solar-grinding trash can for public areas as well as individual homes.

1. Consumers should separate non-biodegradable (bins are color coded according to material and product specification) and biodegradable waste.

2. The metals will be automatically segregated in the non-biodegradable bin.

3. A solar powered grinder will grind the wastes. (using solar power and other renewable energy will result to a sustainable product efficiency .

-For biodegradable-it will be turned into fertilizer/fertilized soil

-For non-biodegradable plastic-it will be shredded to tiny pieces to conserve space and will be made into bricks, pavements, houses, fuel and many other possibilities. Deconstructed infrastructures may be grinded and  re-used again.

This will result to a faster waste segregation and management.

Manufacturer-color indicated labels for waste management. Continue to develop easy segregated packaging especially for mixed materials. Participating in package less groceries/ distributing to little convenience stores that may sell products by small amounts in the consumer's re-used containers.

Consumer-awareness and conscious effort in segregation

Government- Implementing rules and regulation as well as making sure that trash is collected and re-used accordingly 

Waste segregation should start from the manufacturer to consumer to trash bins, resulting to a sustainable plastic recycling & up cycling. Our present generations as well our future generations will have a good segregating habits. As we continue to develop alternative materials for plastic and develop our packaging to a more sustainable and environmental-friendly alternatives, let us be mindful of our waste.

Idea Title

Renewable Waste

Where are you / your team located?

Metro Manila, Philippines

How does this Idea redesign unrecyclable small format plastic items that often end up as waste?

The waste that we continually produce each day may be recycled to materials that can be used in infrastructure, fuel and other products that do not require virgin plastic material.

Which use cases does your Idea apply to?

1. Individuals from urban areas that are driven to buy products in a convenient packaging (convenient packaging=more waste) 2. Individuals from rural areas that are driven by low cost products/ packaging. 3. Individuals with less/ no knowledge about waste management and segregation.

In what geographical context or area does your Idea plan to operate / solve?

1. Urban waste management 2. rural waste management in the Philippines, especially provinces who continue to pollute their environment because of poor waste management. 3. Any country/place who needs it

How do you envision scaling up your Idea?

1. City Waste Development by setting up solar waste bins. 2. Household waste management-further studies for the most efficient waste bin management 3. City garbage collection (to reduce the money spent on collecting waste and spend the money on other necessities of the area. 4. Plastic grinder machine/ truck that can be used in dumpsites to help reduce existing waste 5. Develop chemicals that will accelerate plastic decomposition

At what stage of development is your Idea?

  • Research & Early Testing: You are exploring an idea, gathering inspiration and information needed to test it with real users.
  • Prototyping: You have conducted some small tests or experiments with prospective users and will continue developing idea through these tests.

Please describe how becoming a Top Idea and working with the Think Beyond Plastics Accelerator Program will help to accelerate your solution.

Think Beyond Plastics Accelerator Program will help in accelerating this solution through the knowledge that they could provide and extend around the world. Steps: 1. Further study and develop the most efficient waste bin for efficient segregation. Travel through different urban and rural areas. 2. Will have a tie-up with Philippine DOST as well as FDA for research, technology and implementing the label-waste policies. Success is promoting and implementing waste management.

Please describe from where your Idea emerged

We were part of DOST's (department of science and technology) project on national inventions project and we handled a trash grinder. From there, we thought of different ways in redesigning and re-imagine the invention in different ways to maximize its benefit. Different projects on reducing plastic waste focusing on one time used products and different sizes of flexible packaging.

Tell us about your work experience

Product developer and package designer.

Please describe your legal and organizational structure



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