2018 Winners

2018 Winners

Here are the winners of the 2018 CEC Youth Innovation Challenge!
(@future.fungi)

2018 Winners

Future Fungi - An environmental solution to plastic issue

My business idea is called Future Fungi and it focuses on solving the plastic trash disaster issue across the planet by introducing a new environmental-friendly material. Mushroom spores, are added to waste products such as sawdust and grown into marketable items using mushroom roots, also known as mycelium. These grown material will go through a modeling and baking stage to create the desired product. Unlike plastic... more »

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(@lkmsmith)

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Stop eating your dirty laundry - Our solution to microplastic pollution

Microplastic pollution is a growing problem, gaining attention through bans on microbeads and straws, yet little has been done about the largest contributor, microfibres. These tiny, plastic threads are released during the washing of synthetic textiles (such as polyester or fleece, spandex, nylon, and more) and pollute waterways around the world. Chemicals such as pesticides, PCBs, BPA, and persistent organic pollutants... more »

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Management of wastewater and organic waste with the use of insects

We transform wastewater and organic waste into sustainable products using insects. In Mexico, it is estimated that 60% of domestic and agri-food wastewater is released to aquatic bodies without any treatment, while 30% of all food is wasted. Without a doubt, this problem poses several problems to the environment and public health. The traditional solution for both problems, anaerobic decomposition through biodigesters,... more »

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