Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Hacking the watershed BY ANDREW REEVES, Corporate Knigths
How the de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation is corralling a tech-savvy younger generation to tackle freshwater issues.
So, how do you think it went?” he asks. “Amazing,” replies another man standing in a line of young people wearing blazers, hoodies and loud sneakers. “The T-shirts you guys made?” continues the first: “Can’t be beat.” The two men then refocus on the hors d’oeuvres being offered in the lobby of the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Waterloo, Ontario.
Friday, September 15, 2017
Startup developing reusable laundry sheet to remove microplastics by Karen Graham (Digital Journal)
Microfibers, as the name suggests, are so small, they can only be seen using a microscope. These minuscule fibers of acrylic, nylon, spandex, and polyester are shed each time we wash our clothes and are carried off to wastewater treatment plants, eventually ending up in our drinking water.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
We’re Eating Plastics From Our Own Dirty Laundry by JAMES JACKSON
A startup is developing a reusable sheet that sucks microplastics from our laundry machines, so they don’t end up in the water supply. They presented their work at the annual AquaHacking conference at the University of Waterloo on September 13, 2017.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Microfibres – how we’re eating our laundry by Lauren Smith (Team Polygone // Finalist)
Keeping our waterways clean and safe is close to my heart, and I have been asked to share a bit about one project I have been working on that, as one of the co-founders, has been shaping my life as of late. I will be sharing the story of PolyGone, an all-female start-up aiming to clean our waters of microfibres.