This team came second in the 2016 competition final, with an adapted food waste bin helping households track how much food they waste. Their bin, with an electric weighing scale, connects to an app sending push notifications to user’s phones if wastage levels become too high. Also included in the app is a game for children to learn about the issue of food waste. After giving a strong presentation, clearly outlining the benefits of this product, it became clear this team is on the road to success.
Vitaliite won first place in the 2016 competition final. The team wanted to combat poor conditions of drinking water in less economically developed countries whilst simultaneously tackling the high rate of road accidents involving cyclists in the UK. Their water bottle has LED lights to alert road users of cyclists and joggers presence, with a percentage of the profits from the sales of water bottles going to WaterAid. The idea was well developed and the product was ready to take to market with 500 pre-orders made.
After incredibly tight semi-finals, 11 teams from across the national competition have been selected to present their Big Ideas at the Palace of Westminster. We are delighted to announce the Solutions for the Planet 2016 Finalists…
Hydro Lock – St Bede’s & St Joseph’s Catholic College, Yorkshire.
Thermofield – Dixons City Academy, Yorkshire.
Re-Read – Plashet School, South East.
Vitaliite – Quwwat Ul Islam School, South East.
Pulse – Pedmore Technology College, West Midlands.
Visionaries – Alderbrook School, West Midlands.
Synergie – Plashet School, South East.
Garbage Savers – Longfield Academy, South East.
Many Menus – Heath Park School, West Midlands.
Electrobreezy – Tong High School, Yorkshire.
Aqua Lock – Alderbrook School, West Midlands.
Congratulations to all our semi-finalists!
“When I first arrived at Lafarge Tarmac, I was a little bit nervous” says Marissa Chauhan, considering this was her first ever involvement in work life. “Soon after I met everyone, my nerves diminished and my enthusiasm assembled.”