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Entries for 2020 [RE]verse Pitch Competition
Upcycling old music records and transforming PVC waste into affordable, attractive, waterproof kitchen and bath wall tiles.
Nick Barreiro's team
Repurposing materials to make green furniture
Repurposing wood, materials and fabrics to make custom, scalable designed green furniture and structures
Using the waste generated from Gold Rush Vinyl and Travis County, we will be up-cycling the Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) to make eye wear.
Tick or Treat!
I would like to use the fabrics to create a series of creative pet costumes. Everyone dresses up for Halloween, pets not so much.
We are hoping to use the fabric samples from ACR to create an item that will focus on creating a social and environmental impact in Austin.
Upcycled Prosthetic Hands
We are exploring the possibility of melting PVC into filament to 3D print simple, low-cost prosthetic hands.
Manos Creativas ATX
Vinyl multi-purpose bricks
By stacking multiple layers of PVC/PET die-cut plastic skeleton sheets and binding them together, to create durable, weatherproof bricks.
Yociety - Space Utilization Project
Home is where the heart is. But what if said home isn't fit for all your needs? Wall beds are the solution. Use your space with joy.
Scrappy quilts can be created from the decorator fabric samples sourced from the Austin Creative Reuse Center.
Safe Cycle proposes to use plastic skeleton sheets and redesign the pieces to become a bike lane separator for safer cycling in Austin.
Play That Funky Music - Again!
In this city of live music, what better way to re-purpose materials than to use them to make cool and funky guitar straps & accessories?
Liberia's Hope Quilt Initiative: Hope 4 The Future
Providing hope and fabrics to quilters, in Liberia, West Africa, whose skills are inherited from women, who had escaped slavery in the US.
Herbal Supplement For Kiddos With Mental Disorders
grö is an herbal supplement with 4 key ancient ingredients for kids with ADHD, ASD, & young athletes crafted to help them grow & be healthy.
100% Upcycled PVC/Fabric Mobile Phone Cases
My idea is to produce upcycled phone cases using leftover, locally sourced scrap polyvinyl chloride and textiles from Goldrush and ACR.
Upcycling the greatly varied fabric samples to create reusable accessories (bowties & scrunchies) and customizable banners for events
We want to engineer a new helmet using a vinyl plastic shell, an inner cushion made from sandals, and a comfort liner from the textiles.
Aadhikesh Boopalam's team
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Our leadership team is thrilled with the results! We were able to successfully identify three winning solutions. The diversity of the innovators was so refreshing, we get how our solutions can literally live anywhere in the world.
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