The lab team has been working hard to improve capture rates and ensure our material choices are top of the line. In our latest test runs, we've found capture rates up to 100%! That means we are capturing ALL the microfibres released in your laundry, We are thrilled with this result and determined to get as close to this as possible in our pilot testings.
We are on track to have our first prototypes produced in the coming months. That means we are one step closer to testing our products in the 'real world' outside of our lab set up - and one step closer to getting PolyGone products into YOUR hands!
Last night, we joined six other amazing environmentally-minded start-ups to compete for the Jack Rosen Memorial Award. We heard a lot of amazing ideas from University of Waterloo Faculty of Environment students. From peer-to-peer solar energy providers in India, to sustainable peat farming for poultry bedding alternatives, to local investment services for small sustainable food businesses, and, of course, our own solution to microfibre pollution.. We are thrilled that our friends at Mossmore took home first place for their novel approach to peat farming! PolyGone Technologies secured second place, and couldn't be happier. Who knows, maybe there's some collaboration down the road!