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What are unused or under valued resources waiting to be tapped into ? Cut hair, grass, morning dew, used textile… How could they contribute to reduce our environmental footprint, improve our wellbeing and create sustainable living for our communities? No ideas are too crazy, let your imagination flow!

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"Rien ne se Perd... Tout se Transforme" by Nitto

Souvent on passe à côté de l'essentiel... Quelles ressources inutilisées ou sous-estimées n'attendent qu'à être exploitées ? Cheveux coupés, herbe de notre jardin, rosée du matin, vêtements usés… Comment pourraient-elles réduire notre impact sur l'environnement, améliorer notre quotidien et contribuer à un futur durable? Aucune idée n’est trop folle ! Laissez libre court à votre imagination…

FINAL RESULTS

After great debating with the jury, we are happy to announce the winners:

1) Gold (1000 CHF): "From Lead to Gold" by Alicia with the contribution of Nicolas Pierret. 

2) Silver (800 CHF): "Green Algae into Biodegradable Fertilizing Film" by Pierre Jacquet with the contribution of Alicia, cesco and Nicolas Pierret.

3) Bronze Award (600 CHF): Sustainable Street Food by Alicia with the contribution of Alexandre Gubert, Cécile B. Qian Qian and Kristin Becker van Slooter.

4) Top 5 Leaderboard (600 CHF): Alicia, Nicolas Pierret, Alexandre Gubert, Cesco and Pierre Jacquet.

The authors and contributors of the Top 10 ideas took part in a convivial ceremony at the Rolex Learning Center to celebrate the end of the challenge, get rewarded and meet in person.

Pictures of this event and illustrations of the Top Ideas will be published very soon… Stay tuned!

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  1. Alicia Gayout
    1731 pts
  2. francesco mazzilli
    1000 pts
  3. Alexandre Gubert
    899 pts
  4. Nicolas Pierret
    893 pts
  5. Pierre Jacquet
    892 pts

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WINNER BRONZE AWARD

Summer arrives on Lausanne, and picking up some nice take-away food to go and eat on the beach is tempting. But you will be given awful things : disposable forks or spoons, paper napkin, greasy cardboard plates, etc. Won't your environmental conscience torture you after that?! Let us consider a sheet of a new kind of flexible plastic, the surface of which imitates shark skin to be almost self-cleaning. This sheet can be shaped as a plate, with or without a guard on the edge, or as a bowl,...

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WINNER SILVER AWARD

Double réutilisation !  Les algues vertes polluent les littoraux, mais sont riches en polysaccharides (longues chaines moléculaires) et en composanst cellulosiques. C’est idéal pour réaliser un film plastique (on peut même parler de biocomposites). Les algues vertes contiennent de l’azote, un élément très employé comme fertilisant agricole. L’idée est de fabriquer un film plastique biodégradable à partir des algues vertes et de l’utiliser en film de maraîchage. Lors de sa biodégradation il...

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WINNER GOLD AWARD

Around mines or industrial complexes, even in the rainwater flowing on roads, heavy metals are disseminated and constitute a dangerous pollution that will not disappear spontaneously. And usually people just dig up the contaminated soil and put it in special landfills (which is expensive, and space becomes rare). There ash from incineration plants and burnt plants that were used to decontaminate some areas (phytoremediation) are also added. Therefore we are now artificial mines made up of...

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