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Rowan Minkley Wins July's Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Award!

Mon, 03 September 2018

Rowan Minkley won July's Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Award for his business, Chip[s] Board.
Chip[s] Board takes waste by-products and turns them into high value materials. Their current product, Chip[s] Board, uses industrial potato waste to produce a sheet material with similar properties to MDF, suitable for flatpack furniture and other interior applications but with less harm to the environment. The product is an eco-friendly wood substitute, is biodegradable post-use and, unlike MDF, doesn’t contain toxic resins and chemicals. Chip[s] Board’s use of waste by-products in biodegradable commodities epitomises a circular economy, as the end-of-life furniture can be sent to composting facilities to help grow new potato crops.
Commiserations to Lorenzo Conti (Crover), Thomas Farrugia (Beta Bugs), Eve Kekeh (Bundlee) and Martina Zupan (Alterwaste) who were shortlisted but did not win this time and are encouraged to reapply.

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