As consumers push-back against single-use, disposable products, scientists are looking at new ways to produce plastics. Genecis has designed a scalable way to genetically engineer bacteria to turn food waste into better bioplastics.
Toronto’s FreshRents has developed an ingenious library system where members get access to an entire wardrobe for $30 a month. It’s a sustainable solution to the challenges created by fast fashion and textile waste.
Every day thousands of restaurants in Toronto send leftover ingredients to landfills. Toronto Startup Feedback is hoping to change that by offering an online marketplace for Toronto restaurants to use up those ingredients and sell meals at discounted rates.
Working with stateless people in garbage dumps around the world, humanitarian, social entrepreneur, and Brave Soles co-founder Christal Earle saw firsthand the crippling effects of poverty and environmental degradation. But it also spurred an idea – what if the tires ending up in these landfills could be converted into up-cycled shoe soles?
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