Earlier this year we put out a call to apply for the 2012/13 Trash to Cash competition. Along with rx3 and Business in the Community Ireland, we're delighted to announce this year's shortlist.
A number of Business in the Community members, including Abbott Cootehill, Abbott Sligo, Bord na Mona, Glanbia and Vodfone, identified waste streams for students to use in product design, including shrink wrap, polypropylene hairnets and beard covers, cardboard, wooden pallets, polypenko track shoes and salt bulk bags.
Now in its third year, students were tasked with creating a product under the theme of ‘recreate’, using the materials above. A total of 33 entries were submitted to the competition, which have now been shortlisted down to 10 candidates representing 4 colleges: Carlow IT, DIT, NUI Maynooth and UCD.
All shortlisted candidates are now invited to present to the judging panel on the 23rd of January 2013 and exhibit at the Awards Ceremony in Science Gallery on 21st February 2013.
Shortlisted candidates are:
- Alan Grincell, Carlow IT: Chameleon
- Aoife Grogan, Lucia Berlanga Vega, Eric Flannery & Kima Omara, UCD: Whis-Cycle
- Cathal Sheridan, Carlow IT: Huku Amp
- Denis Tiryaki, Carlow IT/ HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany: “Drop”
- Donagh Kelly, Darragh Collopy & Michael Lillis, NUI Maynooth: Wellen Flip Flop
- Kate Sheppard, Carlow IT: Recreate Chemistry
- Sean Darling, DIT: Boxing Bag
- Shane Mc Guinness & Ian Hannon, Carlow IT: Eco Amp
- Stuart Scanlon & Greg O’ Gorman, NUI Maynooth: Bottle Rocket Kit
- Vincent Derrien, DIT: Recycled Pot Plant Holder
There is a prize fund of €2,000 for the top 3 entrants in the competition. The overall winner will be mentored by a number of designers in the Irish Design Institute and their product will go on sale in the Science Gallery Shop for a limited period (subject to product development).