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City of Calgary Mayor's Innovation Challenge

Bioplastic Alternatives and the Circular Economy trending idea

Resolving the global plastic waste problem requires a multi-faceted approach - legislation, scientific innovation, and changes to consumer behaviour.  We hope to provide bioplastic alternatives to single-use plastics that are dissolvable in water, made from food grade items/food waste, and are completely compostable in your backyard.  We're not talking about PVA, PLA, or PVOH. 

What started as a passion project has fully... more »

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City of Calgary Mayor's Innovation Challenge

"Alexa, can I recycle this strawberry clamshell container?"

"Yes! You can, please add it to your recycle bin if it has a recycling symbol of 1-7" is the answer that Alexa would give in the very near future if City of Calgary will fund and help develop my very simple idea!

A 2019 black cart composition study for single and multi-family dwellings showed that 28% of the black cart content were compostable and 16% were recyclable. Unfortunately, a significant amount of waste that... more »

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City of Calgary Mayor's Innovation Challenge

reduce waste & produce moisture retaining compost

We are currently reducing GHG by reducing the amount of waste headed to the landfill. The moisture retaining compost that is created is excellent for use on all kinds of locations, gardens, farmlands, yards etc.

In Calgary alone there are approximately 90,000 diaper aged children, they use on average 5,000 diapers from newborn to potty trained, that is over 110,000,000 diapers a year! This does not include any adult... more »

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City of Calgary Mayor's Innovation Challenge

REDUCTION IN GHG EMISSION BY DECENTRALIZED COMPOSTING

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As per our understanding from your data, in 2015 a total of 240,600 tonnes of organic waste was disposed at City of Calgary landfills. It is expected that the amount of organic waste sent to city landfills for disposal will be reduced to 79,600 tonnes per year (TPY) by 2025. The centralized Shepard composting facility installed by City of Calgary has capacity to compost 145,000 TPY of organic... more »

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