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CWSF 2019 - Fredericton, New Brunswick

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My name is Hayden Persad. I am 15 years old and in Grade 9. I live in Creston, BC and love playing sports such as soccer and basketball. This is my third year coming to CWSF. I had so much fun the last two years that I was determined to come again. I am inspired to help the world so I have created an alternative to traditional plastics using food waste. I hope in the future people can use my bioplastic on a daily basis. My advice to other students would be to solve a problem that they are passionate about!

Hayden Persad

Using Potato Peel Waste as a Polymer Source in the Creation of a Bioplastic
Region:West Kootenay & Boundary
City:Creston, BC
School:Prince Charles Secondary
Abstract:Plastic has become a huge environmental problem. The world needs an alternative. A bioplastic is a substance that has the properties of a typical plastic but is made from a biological substance other than petroleum. Many current bioplastics use food sources such as corn. This project shows how a bioplastic can be made from the starch extracted from potato peel waste.

Awards Value
Excellence Award - Intermediate
Silver Medal
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
Western University Scholarship
Silver Medallist - $2000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Western University
$2 000.00
Total$2 000.00