Recycled Stationary

Recycled Stationary

Singapore
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Budget: 
< $1,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

To recycle past pieces of paper homework by students and create new stationary for students from these recycled homework.

About You
Section 1: About You
First Name

NJC

Last Name

InE

Website
Country
Section 2: About Your Organization
Is your initiative connected to an established organization?

Organization Name
Organization Phone
Organization Address
Organization Country
How long has this organization been operating?

Less than a year

Your idea
Country your work focuses on
Innovation
What makes your innovation unique?

Every year, thousands of tonnes of paper is used to print homework and notes for students. These homework and notes are simply chucked or thrown away one the assignment is over or when a student's studying life ends. We plan to make use of this untapped resource to in turn create paper stationary that can also be of use the students.

Do you have a patent for this idea?

Impact
Tell us about the social impact of your innovation. Please include both numbers and stories as evidence of this impact

By recycling old homework from students, tens of thousands of tonnes of paper can be recycled and put to better use instead of ending up as excess pollution and wastage. Stationary can also be of use to students. This will also reduce the amount of material needed to make non-biodegradable plastic stationary. The paper stationary are in turn biodegrable and will not pollute the earth once they have ended their pragmatic use.

Problem: Describe the primary problem(s) that your innovation is addressing

Excess pollution, active recycling.

Actions: Describe the steps that you are taking to make your innovation a success. Include a description of the business model. What might prevent that success?

Enlisting the help of chosen school's Greenlink Clubs to promote and spread the message of recycling and the existence of this recycling homework to stationary project.
Put recycling bins in conspicuous places in the canteen.
Make prototype stationary as attractive as possible and display them beside the recycling bins in the canteen. This will attract students to purchase the stationary once they have been produced. And will also encourage students to recycle more of their old homework to enable more production of paper stationary.

Results: Describe the expected results of these actions over the next three years. Please address each year separately, if possible

Year 1: Generate and increase interest of students in donating more of their old homework and actively purchase the paper stationary.
Year 2: Extend project to all pre-U schools in Singapore.
Year 3: Expand business into an active recycling company catering to the less-reached residents living in private condominiums, where normal recycling companies do not access to. Also, begin providing paper stationary to less-fortunate children for free instead of selling them.

How many people will your project serve annually?

101‐1000

What is the average monthly household income in your target community, in US Dollars?

$1000 - 4000

Does your innovation seek to have an impact on public policy?

No

If your innovation seeks to impact public policy, how?

Approximately 150 words left (1200 characters).

Sustainability
What stage is your Social Enterprise in?

Idea phase

Does your organization have a board of directors or an advisory board?

No

Does your organization have a non monetary partnerships with NGOs?

No

Does your organization have a non monetary partnerships with businesses?

No

Does your organization have a non monetary partnerships with government?

No

Please tell us more about how partnerships could be critical to the success of your Social Enterprise

We are an independent group of students who plan to spread the message amongst students, therefore the only organization and partnership vital to the success of this course would be the school's support in giving us space and avenues to spread our message.

We would like to learn more about how your initiative is financially supported. Please explain your business plan/revenue model

This venture is not one that requires a high start-up cost as recycling is free.

The Story
What was the defining moment that led you to this innovation?

Approximately 250 words left (2000 characters).

Tell us about the person—the social innovator—behind this idea.

Us, students, who noticed the mounting rubbish on the streets and the derelict conditions the school's normal recycling bins were in.

How did you first hear about Changemakers?

Web Search (e.g., Google or Yahoo)

If through another source, please provide the information