2018 Innovation Challenge: Waste Solutions


Apr 14, 20189:00 am - 1:00 pm



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In 2016, less than 10% of St. Louis’s residential trash was recycled. On average, the United States generates 258 Million Tons of waste every year. That’s a lot of trash, and a lot of missed opportunity! If you, or a student you know is passionate about coming up with solutions, then join EarthWays on April 14th at T-REX for the first-ever EarthWays Innovation Challenge: Innovation Challenge.

What is the Innovation Challenge?

The 2018 Innnovation Challenge: Waste Solutions is a chance for St. Louis students to make real-world action, innovation, and solutions around waste and recycling. During this one-day Design Challenge students will work to design, test, and present their own unique, innovative solutions to reduce waste in schools, and build their understanding of waste, recycling problem-solving, and technology skills.

What Can I Expect?

During the Innovation Challenge, students will:

  • Learn more about solid waste in our communities
  • Form small design teams and brainstorm solutions
  • Design working prototypes of their waste-reduction innovations
  • Work with mentors who are regional experts
  • Deliver a pitch to a panel of judges
  • Earn the chance to be crowned the 2018 Top Innovator!

Snacks and lunch will be provided throughout the day.

For more information and to register, click here.



Thank You Jerry!

We appreciate your years of service at the Operation Brightside Recycling Center.

We wish you happiness on your next adventure!