• COSTAATT Awards $300,000 to Sustainable Businesses in Full Circle Challenge

    • 21/06/2024
    • Posted By : Kegan Thomas
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    Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, June 15, 2024 – The College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT), in collaboration with the Cropper Foundation and IDB-Lab, announced the winners of the Full Circle Challenge, a competition designed to empower innovative sustainable businesses.

    Ecovolt, 3BA Allamanda Enterprise Limited, and the Alliance of Rural Communities of Trinidad and Tobago (ARCTT) were each awarded TT$100,000 at a ceremony held on June 14th, 2024, at the Radisson Hotel, Wrightson Road. The five-month competition attracted over 30 participants with circular economy-focused products or services aimed at building a more sustainable future.

    Winners Drive Sustainability Through Innovation

    Ecovolt (Young Entrepreneur Category): This social enterprise impressed with their wastewater-powered fuel cell technology, offering a sustainable solution for local waste management by extracting energy and valuable products from wastewater.

    3BA Allamanda Enterprise Limited (Small and Medium Enterprise Category): Their business concept focuses on creating batteries from sand and discarded household appliances, potentially revolutionising the renewable energy sector through efficient and eco-friendly energy storage systems.

    Alliance of Rural Communities of Trinidad and Tobago (ARCTT) (Non-Governmental Organisation Category): ARCTT’s Zero Waste Café and Shop initiative is a community space that empowers local circular economy producers while offering a platform for eco-conscious customers to learn about and enjoy sustainable products and food.

    The Full Circle Challenge exemplifies COSTAATT’s commitment to fostering a more sustainable future in Trinidad and Tobago by supporting innovative green businesses and paving the way for a more circular economy.

    For more details on the Full Circle Challenge, visit the COSTAATT website: https://www.costaatt.edu.tt/full-circle-challenge/