This year’s winners

1st Place

Vivian Lin- Groundcycle
Groundcycle is closing the loop between produce and compost in Brooklyn by working with local farms and getting residents to exchange their food scraps for farm-fresh produce for a completely zero-waste experience.

2nd Place

Rocky the Pug- Astoria Pug
After New York City cut composting out of it’s budget, Rocky the Pug stepped in to fill the gap in Astoria, Queens. Now, he wants to introduce free 24/7 drop-off sites throughout the city in order to make composting more accessible.

3rd Place

Caroline Henriquez- APU Compost
We take the composting to the streets through “URAI SUMPA” – a word of Quechua origin (a language native to Peru) – which means “drop-off your waste”. This is the first and only free organic waste collection event in Peru at the service of the community and with a circular approach. We receive organic waste, compost it, and those derived from urban agriculture

The Emerging Composter Challenge is an annual business pitch/poster competition, open to young professionals looking to showcase their businesses and research within the composting, compostable products, and organics recycling space.

Scroll down to see this years entries A, B, C, D and E

Voting closed on the 27th at 12 – noon EST.

Watch the videos, choose your favorite and vote for the best three choices of yours!!!

 

Last year winners are

1st Place Prize: We Radiate

2nd Place Prize: Healthy Soils, Healthy Seas R.I. 

3rd Place Prize: Automated Controlled Composting Bin

THIS YEARS ENTRIES!

Entry A

Emmett Deitcher – College Composters
By breaking down all the barriers to composting, we want to show individuals, communities, businesses, and schools how easy it is to compost. Forging strategic partnerships with important community stakeholders, we can proliferate informational resources on composting and lay the groundwork for a community-wide compost system in the future.

Entry B

Kendall Walker – Tulane Composting Initiative
The Tulane Composting Initiative is implementing an in-vessel composter that will decrease university produced landfill waste by up to 60% thus repurposing 500 tons of waste annually to be used citywide.

Entry C

Caroline Henriquez- APU Compost
We take the composting to the streets through “URAI SUMPA” – a word of Quechua origin (a language native to Peru) – which means “drop-off your waste”. This is the first and only free organic waste collection event in Peru at the service of the community and with a circular approach. We receive organic waste, compost it, and those derived from urban agriculture

Entry D

Rocky the Pug- Astoria Pug
After New York City cut composting out of it’s budget, Rocky the Pug stepped in to fill the gap in Astoria, Queens. Now, he wants to introduce free 24/7 drop-off sites throughout the city in order to make composting more accessible.

Entry E

Vivian Lin- Groundcycle
Groundcycle is closing the loop between produce and compost in Brooklyn by working with local farms and getting residents to exchange their food scraps for farm-fresh produce for a completely zero-waste experience.

Any questions???

Young Professionals are here to answer your questions.

Join them on the 27th from 12:30 – 1:30 pm ET.