Russian startup Plastica recycles 10 percent of all plastic waste in the million-person city of Volgograd, Russia, where it is based, and turns that plastic into enough bricks, paving tiles, and roof tiles for four homes per month.
Ustvarjalnik brings entrepreneurs to high school classrooms and engages students with open-ended assignments aimed at solving real-world challenges. (One example: "Go get your picture taken with the mayor.")
Watch Yellow Leaf Hammocks co-founder Joe Demin talk about the 600-mile taxi ride that led to his company, which is creating sustainable jobs for Thailand's hill tribe communities—by selling some of the most comfortable hammocks in the world!
Unreasonable Institute fellow Divya Yachamaneni, deputy general manager of Naandi Community Water Services, explains how her company is bringing clean drinking water to rural Indian families for less than $2 per month. NCWS’s low-cost water-purification stations are now in more than 400 villages, delivering clean, safe drinking water to about 600,000 people.
Source International provides scientists and scientific tools to communities threatened by waste and pollution from natural-resource extraction. With the resulting data, communities been able to press for compensation.
One Earth Designs harnesses the sun to bring clean energy to three billion people who lack access to clean fuels. This product saves lives, reduces carbon emissions, saves time for women, and saves money for families.
2 billion people lack access to basic surgical procedures. Watch this 6 minute talk to see how EvoTech created an endoscopy system for the needs of developing markets for less than 5% of the market price. The key may surprise you!
Watch this 6 minute talk to see how a team of mechanical engineers and designers are working to change the fate of our oceans with a fleet of autonomous oceanic robotic drones. WARNING: it's rather brilliant.
The technology companies who sailed around the world with us for Unreasonable at Sea had 6 minutes to share the story of their company to hundreds of people packed into an auditorium in Barcelona. This is one of those talks.