Hackathon finals & Waste Summit
November 30, 2020
This year's annual Waste Summit theme is Innovation.
To sweep the zero-waste movement forward, we want to empower future entrepreneurs to build our better tomorrow.
The day included speakers on a range of zero waste topics, the video presentations from our finalist teams teams, final-round judging and awards.
Chris Idso, WA State Department of Corrections - pioneered vessel composing at our state prisons and other innovations
Corinne McCarthy, C+C - innovating new methods for looking at people’s behavior as they recycle or compost
Aimee Rudolph, Beta Hatch - how they farm insects to create high-value proteins, oils, and nutrients for agriculture
Russell Davis, Organix - using state-of-the-art vermiculture for dairy waste (cow poop)
Manuel Montano, WWU – cutting edge assessment of plastic nanoparticles in the environment
Nicole Baker, Net Your Problem – recycling a major plastic pollutant of the ocean - fishing nets
Mike Centers, Titus MRF Services – results of pilot testing for secondary recycling facility in Portland, OR
Karl Englund, WSU and Global Fiberglass Solutions – recycling windmill blades and other composites