Main page: PraxisWaste.com :::: Thesis for MA in Sustainable Communities at Northern Arizona University. Researching feasibility of producing parts for Precious Plastic shredders using recycled plastic :::: Personal site at LinnerDesign.com :::: Thanks to: Artisan Metal Works; The Azulita Project; Ward Davis; NAU ECOSS CCE; The AZ Recycling Coalition; The City of Flagstaff Sustainability Section. :::: Contact: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Innovate Waste Challenge Winner!
City of Flagstaff and NACET's Innovate Waste Challenge.
To get this support of our city and its business incubator partner, we were invited to many "launch and learn" seminars since last fall, submitted a written proposal including business plan, and finally 'pitched' the project to a panel of four judges.
Thankfully our plastic recycling business pitch won out over two competitors! We will be working closely with NACET (Flagstaff's business incubator space) going forward to tackle the transition from thesis project to local manufacturing business. NACET thankfully offers incubator workspaces for businesses, so we are looking at funding sources for that and other important factors.
Watch this space as we progress. I'm aiming to grow this into a major producer of plastic items for Northern Arizona! It's a tall order but a lot of people are rooting for us. For instance, we plan to use the Innovate Waste funding to acquire an industrial-scale shredder and injection molder so that we can dramatically up our productivity and offer competitive prices. We are talking with other local businesses to secure both clean plastic waste streams and to find a workable product idea that we can jump into production with as soon as possible.
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