Congratulations to the 2019 finalists!

Homes in Iloilo

Homes in Iloilo

The 2019 Social Innovation Challenge finalists are:

Canada — Waste challenge:

  • Virtuous Waste, which makes water-soluble packaging to limit pollution in waterways.
  • Oru, which makes biodegradable packaging from coconuts and hibiscus.
  • Localife, a community clean-up initiative, bulk food store and recycling-return center.
  • Waste Vector, a waste processing and transport solution.
  • Plastic Extrusion, a technology which converts plastic waste into “plastic lumber.”

U.S.A. — Water challenge:

  • Team GCS Engineering, a water delivery and solar-powered filtration system
  • Reach Relief, bicycle rentals outfitted with a water-purification system
  • Splash, a sapwood filtration system
  • H2Go, a centralized seawater purification and delivery system
  • Hydro Rhino, an SMS platform for water delivery