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Bare Bear #1

Team Name: Bare Bear

IDEAS Project Pitch: Each year, 161 million tons of plastic is used for one-time use food packaging. Bare Bear wants to revolutionize food packaging by developing commercially durable and completely edible food packaging. We are developing a seaweed-based edible food packaging for dehydrated foods for direct application in two markets. One is refugees living in camps who rely on food aid. These temporary communities lack the infrastructure to process plastic waste. The other market is backpackers and hikers who are interested in reducing the weight of plastic waste in their packs. Pursuing two very different markets allows us to diversify our customer base for fast adoption in a thin-margin market.

Sectors: Agriculture & Food, Emergency & Disaster Relief, Energy & Environment

Project Location: Lesbos, Greece (Syrian refugee camp)