GRAND PRIZE WINNER – Louise Hardman, The Pacific Collective (Now known as Plastic Collective)
A passionate scientist, educator and now entrepreneur who has been working on creating ‘The Shruder’ over the past 18 months. The Shruder is a small scale, mobile plastic shredding and extruder all-in-one machine. The small scale and mobility of it allows it to be used in remote locations with a focus on the Pacific Island communities where waste plastics is a huge problem both from being washed up and also from post consumer waste. With the help of The Pacific Collective these communities will be able to take plastic waste and turn it into valuable products they can use themselves, or sell and create incomes.