Winners and finalists
Waste for Warmth
The Waste 4 Warmth partnership is developing and testing a new approach to shelter winterisation by making tent insulation in the field. The insulation is made from recycled plastic, using a technology called Polyfloss. Polyfloss is a mass of thin fibres of plastic that resembles candy-floss in appearance.
The Polyfloss fibres are packed, shaped and formed to products that traps air between fibres, giving insulating properties. Polyfloss machines will be deployed on-site where the insulation is needed. Plastic will be collected from the local area to ensure we’re tackling a local plastic waste problem. The project is funded by Innovation Norway’s Humanitarian Innovation Program (HIP).