Circular success for young entrepreneurs
Last week, Young Enterprise Scotland hosted the second final for their Circular Economy Challenge after a successful first round of business ideas were showcased at Hampden Park last year.
This time around, primary school pupils from across the West of Scotland pitched their circular business ideas at the Lighthouse in Glasgow – a brilliant venue which demonstrates Glasgow’s history in creating and innovating.
The Circular Economy Challenge takes place over six weeks and after an introduction to the circular economy including a tour of Young Enterprise Scotland’s site at Rouken Glen park featuring organic food growing and beekeeping initiatives, pupils are tasked with creating a circular solution to a problem facing our world. This newest group of young entrepreneurs came up with some fantastic ideas giving the five judges some tough decisions to make.
The Winning Ideas
Commercial Award sponsored by Circular Glasgow
Winning Idea: Waste Toys (a repair and recycle model for old toys) by Kelvindale Primary
Environmental Award sponsored by SEPA
Winning Idea: Zero Waste Warriors (biodegradable poop bags with lavender seeds) by St Mary’s in Alexandria
Community Award sponsored by Zero Waste Scotland
Winning Idea: Litter in the Spotlight (theatre company which uses waste for props and sets) by Kelvindale Primary
Innovation Award sponsored by Young Enterprise Scotland
Winning Idea: Algo Green (algae roofing for city buildings) by St. Joseph’s in Busby
Overall Business Idea sponsored by Scottish Power Foundation
Winning Idea: Bee-Ware (bee friendly plant pots and refills) by Blacklaw Primary in East Kilbride