Synergy Sustainability Institute

300-569 Johnson Street 

Victoria, BC V8W 1M2


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With the concept of a circular economy in mind, the opportunity exists to turn our ‘waste’ materials into new products! Therefore, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Surfrider Pacific Rim to bring you the (RE)generate Ideas Contest!

Vancouver Island residents, we want to hear your ideas on how our 10 identified waste types can be upcycled into new products! Fill out an entry form (or two) for a chance to win prizes! 

Contest opens: February 25, 2020 at 8:00 am
Contest closes: March 24, 2020 at 11:59 pm

Once our contest closes our judges will review all the entries and select 1 winner from each of the 10 categories. Judges will be scoring entries based on originality, feasibility, and high impact. 


Winners will be notified the week after the contest closes. Then throughout April, we will be sharing the winning ideas on our website and social media platforms. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date!

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WASTE categories 

1. broken glass
2. Cardboard from
3. Cigarette butts
4. Construction waste
5. Hard plastic
6. PVC piping
7. styrofoam
8. Textile waste
9. Wetsuits
10. Free Style - Choose
     YouR Own Waste

SUbmit your idea

Have an idea on how one or more of the identified waste materials could be upcycled into a new product? We can't wait to hear about it! There is no limit on how many ideas you can submit.

To view the Contest Rules, click here.


Over the next few weeks we will be sharing what prizes you could win! Stay tuned to our website and social media pages for more details!

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