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 and Used.ca to bring you the (RE)generate Ideas Contest!
THE (RE)generate ideas contest is now closed
Our judges are now in the process of reviewing all the entries and will 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 in early April. Then throughout April, we will be sharing the winning ideas on our social media platforms. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date!
BROKEN GLASS WASTE - turning broken glass into beautiful and functional counter tops
CARDBOARD FROM SHIPPING WASTE - using cardboard waste to turn yard space into gardens. The cardboard would be used as a base layer
CIGARETTE BUTT WASTE - using cigarette butts as a resin filler and using it to create park benches. Signage could go up around the benches to increase awareness on cigarette litter and the farm it causes our environment
CONSTRUCTION WASTE - need a local vendor to sell used, reclaimed, and salvaged materials from construction jobs, particularly from home demolitions. Instead of destroying these materials, items like doors, cabinets and tiles could be resold
HARD PLASTIC CONTAINER WASTE - turning these materials into 'plastic roads' which have successfully been implemented around the world and are an eco-friendly and multi-functional alternative to asphalt.
PVC PIPING WASTE - turning old PVC piping into stabilizers that young children can use on the ice when learning how to skate
STYROFOAM - incorporate styrofoam into concrete or cob to create load bearing walls with a high insulation capacity
TEXTILE WASTE - weave rugs and runners out of old clothing and other appropriate textiles
WETSUITS - use old wetsuits to create thick sleeping mats for the homeless, emergency shelters or create dog shelter beds, neoprene is a closed cell foam making it easy to wash and keep clean
FREESTYLE WASTE - turn wine corks and other cork materials into yoga blocks or re-pupose them into a cork fabric to create wallets, notebook covers and more
PRIZES & SPONSORS
Check out the awesome prizes to be won! Thank you to our Prize Sponsors for their contributions