Challenge Winner: Luke Ichor
The Challenge: How do we reduce waste and create sustainable consumption worldwide?
It is estimated that globally 2 billion metric tons of waste is produced each year, and that is projected to rise 70% by the year 2050 to 3.4 billion metric tons. About 8 million metric tons of plastic are dumped in the ocean each year, and this is on the rise. Worldwide, 40 million tons of electronic waste is generated each year. This pollution is impacting not only our planetary health but also human health.
As a leading biopharma company, Bristol Myers Squibb is committed to improving the health of the communities where we live, work, and serve. The challenge welcomed solutions seeking to reduce waste and the release of toxins into the environment and those that work to protect people and the planet and ultimately improve health outcomes.
About Pearl Medical
Pearl Medical is a social enterprise committed to addressing the pressing global challenges of medical waste management and promoting safer and sustainable healthcare systems.
Their innovative solution leverages technology, digital tools, and on-site incinerators to provide safe and environmentally-friendly disposal of medical waste. By doing so, Pearl Medical reduces carbon emissions and environmental pollution, helps prevent the spread of infectious diseases, and promotes better health outcomes.
By offering an end-to-end solution for properly handling medical waste, Pearl Medical is able to create safer healthcare environments while reducing waste generation and advancing responsible consumption and production practices.
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