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Competition awards prize for most innovative use of waste

Friday, January 11, 2019 by Tai Moses

Austin’s 2019 [Re]Verse Pitch Competition has announced that it will award two prizes totaling $20,000 to local entrepreneurs on April 30. To be eligible for the award, contestants must create products or services using a unique selection of discarded raw materials that would otherwise be cast off as waste. The fourth annual competition, which is co-hosted by the Austin Young Chamber of Commerce and the city of Austin, is designed to inspire profitable ventures and support a more circular local economy that makes use of all materials and products and generates little to no waste, in the service of Austin’s zero-waste goal. This year’s raw materials, which will be supplied by five local entities, range from wine-grape skins to Styrofoam coolers to office chairs. Learn more about the competition at

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