Every year, the Shell LiveWIRE and Shell Springboard programmes recognise and award ground-breaking UK entrepreneurs helping to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low-carbon future – and this year’s winners are three innovative companies making waste management more sustainable.
Did you know that 12 million tonnes of food is thrown away annually1 and waste management accounts for approximately 7% of total UK greenhouse gas emissions2? This year’s winners are tackling this challenge from three different perspectives.
The 2015 Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year winner, Tom Robinson, started-up a company, Adaptavate, which creates bio-based alternative to plasterboard. The company’s product, Breathaboard, is made of 75% plant matter and is fully compostable, making it an environmentally-friendly substitute to traditional plasterboard, which is classified as hazardous waste. As the 2015 winner of Shell LiveWIRE, Tom received a total of £30,000 to help bring his product onto the market.