Avoiding plastic use in this world is necessary, recycling saves energy and water, lowers pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, improves air and water quality, preserves landfill space, and conserves natural resources
Green earth recycling team took initiative to make plastic-free Lahore. We create awareness about the uses and harms of plastic and started a setup that enables better use of plastic. We plan to use waste plastic for beneficial purposes by making different items of daily use. These items are designed innovatively which makes them attractive. We offer a plan to recycle all the plastic bottles you have yet to use our planners are solving the problem in a creative way.
Our Goals: Our goal is to encourage people to actively recycle, and reuse plastic materials whenever possible this will help reduce the volume of plastic waste sent to the landfill and the environment.
“We strive to offer recycling resources and insight”
Our Achieved Goals:
We have created a bottle planner to reuse and recycle empty plastic bottles idea was to provide innovative ideas to reuse plastic in the home for a different purpose. For this, we develop short-term goals to achieve our target with ease. We have made more than 46+items from empty plastic bottles. We engage our targeted audience by displaying Diy products on the social media platform.
We design Air cooler from empty diesel can which can be used in summers for pets and even in a small room it has a propeller fan installed for faster cooling and airflow and the cooling medium used is a very effective honeycomb. It has water storage that can be filled with water for the cooling effect as the air cooler works on the phenomenon of evaporation. It is much safer to stay around than those which are made of steel.
Features of our portable air cooler
3-dimensional cooling effect
Easy to carry
Consume less energy
Un breakable design
The response on each social media site was enormous, people were willing to buy pet cooler they wanted to customize their own for their pets. Overall we get an energetic response from our Friends, Colleagues, and Family members.
Oucome of the Project:
.Introduction of the new sharing scheme of plastic
· Webinars with the collaboration of Plastic Engineer
· Redesign, DIY activities(creative plastic materials)
· Awareness about the types of plastic which can be recyclable and which not.
Reuse Soda Bottles to make ladybugs which make the garden attractive
Make Plant Pots from 2-liter bottles
Create Stationery products for Kids.
Plant pots from empty containers
Make a DIY Plastic Bottle Planter, Create a Piggy Bank Made From a Reused Plastic Bottle, Make Bird Feeders from Plastic Bottles, Upcycle a powder Bottle into a Charging Dock, Reuse Plastic Bottles to Make a DIY Sprinkler, Make different decoration pieces from the Plastic Bottles, Make organizer, pen holder, mobile holders
Impact___we reached approximately 300+ potential people.We spread the webinar link with the students of different universities. We present our elevator pitch to them. Our elevator pitch was on point and finishes within time which really left a fantastic impact on the customers. Due to lack of knowledge, different types of plastic are often combined in manufacturing processes, which makes recycling them much more difficult. This often leads to plastics being incinerated, which is a major waste of valuable resources. We have the tools and knowledge to create circular recycling for plastics.
To create awareness we conducted a webinar, Our speaker guest has an educational background in plastic and polymer. Eng. Salman Naseer shared the link to his contacts and we had almost 57+ people in the webinar and it has gained 25% reach of our Facebook page.
Not all plastics can be recycled in the same way or be recycled at all. Plastics have their own identification codes or numbers to tell us what type of plastic they are and where to recycle them. Our speaker talks about the following points.
How are Plastics Identified?
What is a Plastic Resin Code?
We conclude the webinar by discussing the solutions to reduce plastic by purchasing items with the least amount of packaging and buying in bulk when appropriate. We can reuse by avoiding disposable items. Finally, we can recycle by using community recycling programs and purchasing products made from recycled materials at home he appreciates us and also said to his juniors that they should volunteer themselves in our project.
We utilized social media platforms such as Facebook, Whatsapp, and Instagram to spread awareness and to display the recycled items. We join different related groups to spread awareness about recycling plastic.
Our main challenge was to find the right person who has experience in the relevant industry it was too difficult to find an expert person in plastic and polymer. We tried our very best to convince our guest speaker Salman Naseer finally agreed we had a good experience although after an engaging and interactive webinar he agreed and gave his words to us that he will be working with us in the future.
Due to lack of funds, we were unable to make more air cooler the response was unexpected for the tiny portable cooler.
Time management for us was too difficult because our three group members left the group, one was busy for more than a month on her work and we only left with 4 members So it was very difficult for us to manage the workload but still we manage to complete our tasks successfully
Future of this project — At the start of this social Entrepreneurship we did not have any idea that we were able to get a heap of customers with our effort in little time. The responses and encouragements are providing so much help to us that we will continue this in the future. In the future we will conduct exhibitions with the collaboration of different multinational companies and expand our team we will add a designer who will design the products we are planning to sell these products to get the revenue out of it
Approach in the future — In the future our group policy will be a little bit change from the current approach such as many people got inspired by recycled products and wanted to volunteer themselves we will plan to collaborate with plastic and polymer engineers who will help us on a mass level. It will help us to create publicity in more good manners
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