Improved recycling services and reusable grocery bags were a part of the first movement toward eco-friendly solutions, and now Canadian network television is adding to the efforts. The CBC show “Dragons’ Den” has teamed up with SunChips in search of the greatest “Greenvention” in Canada, an eco-conscious idea that makes a difference to the environment. From March 1st until Earth Day (April 22), the judges accepted more than 600 video applications from eco-friendly entrepreneurs across the country who are vying for a $100,000 prize. The “Dragons’ Den” Greenvention one-hour special where the winner will be revealed airs on June 7th.
The show issued a press release this week that included the names and inventions of the top three finalists: Peter Roosen from BC and his Veggie Plastic, a plastic molding made from vegetable oil and recycled drywall, Andrea Gregg, another BC native, and her Nursery Natural Baby Wipes, a 100 per cent organic and biodegradable baby wipe solution, as well as Ontario resident Leigh Meadows and her Smart Hanger, a recyclable hanger that is made out of cardboard. Judges of this unique competition include producers of the show along with Rick Smith, who works for Environmental Defense Canada.
SunChips became involved in the project after releasing their own version of a Greenvention this year – the very first completely compostable chip bag.
The “Dragons’ Den” Greenvention special airs on CBC Monday, June 7th at 8pm.