Biofilta wicking beds receive international recognition
LAUNCH Food is a global open innovation program for innovators, entrepreneurs, or intrapreneurs with big ideas for improving health outcomes by enabling people to make healthy food choices.
After receiving 280 applications from 74 countries, the LAUNCH team was thrilled to announce that they have selected 12 LAUNCH Food Innovators including Biofilta for our leading work in wicking garden bed design!
In partnership with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the U.S. Agency for International Development (US AID), and a broad cross-sector network of key opinion leaders and industry players, LAUNCH is taking a people-centred approach to action across the whole of the food system. The ‘Food Challenge’ was developed through consultation with industry, government, and civil society from the Pacific Islands, Australia, the United States, Europe, and beyond.
Biofilta will be heading over to San Francisco, USA, later this month to meet with industry partners from around the world who are looking to expand innovative solutions with the potential to transform food systems and the behaviours that promote health and prosperity for all people while respecting the planet’s resources
We look forward to telling you all about what happens at the LAUNCH event in the USA!
Biofilta has been responsible for the design and implementation of some of Australia’s most innovative urban stormwater harvesting systems, currently capturing hundreds of millions of litres of stormwater per annum across Australia to help drought proof cities. More recently Biofilta has been working on one of the greatest opportunities for cities around the world – to transform rainwater runoff, food waste, underutilised city spaces and rooftops into productive food growing areas. Biofilta has done this by designing and manufacturing water and space efficient, modular wicking beds which can be used to grow large volumes of food within city limits.
Read more here: http://www.launch.org/challenges/food