By Cheryl Lindsay
The company that made the Swiss Army knife a reality is now creating an opportunity for another innovative product to hit the market. This competition is meant to be a unique project celebrating and generating innovative, responsible, and sustainable design. The project has been in progress for a year and they are now down to the seven finalists and asking for your input!
The seven finalists include:
- LEAF – A low-maintenance, self-generating water source that uses solar power to produce 20 liters of drinkable water a day!
- The Sea Chair Project – A solution for marine debris that turns the discarded plastic clogging oceans and beaches into building material, and the disused boats in our fishing fleets into mobile chair-making factories.
- Waterless Toilet – eliminates the use of water in a toilet, and turns waste into pathogen-free organic compost.
- SafetyNet – Incorporates “escape rings” into a trawling net system, giving juvenile and endangered fish a much-needed second chance.
- Ejewelry – The ejewelry project salvages what’s valuable –uses the precious metals contained in e-waste and then converts what is leftover into objects of lasting beauty.
- Fortue Sustainable Stove – Uses biogas or biomass technology to provide developing communities with an inexpensive alternative to solid-fuel cooking systems.
- Easy Pod Washer – a smart alternative to one of the main sources of water pollution — chemical-washing powders.
To vote and for more information visit: http://timetocare.victorinox.com/en/home.html
Who do you think will come out on top? Do you see any value in these innovations?
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