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  • Jeplan envisions a circular world in which we take all used or unwanted personal belongings, recycle the materials, and then sell them as new products. Starting with cotton and polyester, this company is reimagining waste disposal, which reduces the use of petroleum and diminishes carbon emissions. Based in Japan, Jeplan has established collection points around the country in collaboration with ma...

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  • GrowUp Urban Farms, a London-based company founded in 2013 by Kate Hofman and Tom Webster, produces fresh fish, micro greens and herbs year-round in unused urban spaces – using both aquaponic and vertical growing technologies. SUBSCRIBE: www.youtube.com/user/UnreasonableTV/?sub_confirmation=1/ SOCIAL MEDIA Follow us at the links below: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unreasonable/ Twit...

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  • Greenlight Planet designs, manufactures, distributes, and finances solar-powered home energy systems and appliances for the two billion people in Asia and Africa living without access to a reliable and affordable electrical grid. To date, the company has sold over six million solar-powered lanterns and home energy systems, impacting over 20 million people in over 50 countries. Founder and CEO Patr...

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  • 90% of the plastic used in the world is either buried, burned or discarded, including into our oceans. Recycling Technologies recycles this waste into an oil from which polymer producers can make more plastic, making plastic a sustainable material. SUBSCRIBE: www.youtube.com/user/UnreasonableTV/?sub_confirmation=1/ SOCIAL MEDIA Follow us at the links below: Facebook: https://www.facebook.c...

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  • Residents of Kaptembwa may know it to be a sprawling urban slum on the southwestern outskirts of Nakuru, Kenya, but Lorna Rutto remembers when it was the forested oasis of her childhood. In 2009, Rutto founded Ecopost to create a green Africa, free of poverty, by conserving forests and creating job opportunities in the process. Subscribe to our channel: www.youtube.com/user/UnreasonableTV/?sub_c...

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  • Gustavo Maia and his team created Colab to bridge the ever-widening divide between citizens and governments, and to give people a say in their cities’ decision-making processes. In this talk, Maia shares Colab’s astoundingly simple solution to enforce greater transparency in city management and to empower citizens to interact directly with their government SUBSCRIBE: www.youtube.com/user/Unreason...

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  • Prashant Tandon believes the core problem of health care is a trust deficit. In this talk, he shares how his company 1mg is offering better access to health information, products and services. As India's leading health care platform, 1mg's app has over 9 million downloads and 20 million monthly visits. Subscribe to our channel: www.youtube.com/user/UnreasonableTV/?sub_confirmation=1/ SOCIA...

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  • Agri Info Design’s app, AgriBus-NAVI, is a simple GPS guidance system to mount on agricultural machinery, allowing farmers to create straight and evenly spaced plow lines on large land plots. Farmers who operate large machinery often struggle to navigate efficiently, leading to excessive fertilizer and pesticide use and wasted seeding. Through the use of this technology, Agri Info Design is laying...

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  • Residents of Kaptembwa may know it to be a sprawling urban slum on the southwestern outskirts of Nakuru, Kenya, but Lorna Rutto remembers when it was the forested oasis of her childhood. She recalls hot afternoons when she led her family’s cows to drink from cool ponds and streams, and dozing off to the chatter of birds and monkeys in the trees. It broke her heart to see the woodlands razed due t...

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  • Gustavo Maia and his team created Colab to bridge the ever-widening chasm between citizens and governments, and to give people a say in their cities’ decision-making processes. Colab’s solution is astoundingly simple: use a social network to enforce greater transparency in city management and to empower citizens to interact directly with their government. When users observe a problem in their city...

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  • Babajob exists to provide millions of aspiring, skilled workers (such as drivers, nurses, beauticians, entry-level salespersons, cooks and more) access to better employment opportunities close to where they live. By seamlessly connecting employers and jobseekers through their digital platform, Babajob makes jobs accessible to everyone and streamlines the hiring process. To date, Babajob has regist...

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  • Healthy soil is the critical foundation for any successful agricultural yield, yet mass monoculture practices, chemical pesticide and fertilizer use, and poor land management have resulted in the decimation of much of the planet’s farmable topsoils. Without a more sustainable farming solution, current agriculture practices won’t be able to meet the intensifying demands of a growing global populat...

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  • In 2016, Coca Cola used 303.65 billion liters of water to produce 155 billion liters of product, a staggeringly large number that actually represents a significant increase in water efficiency since 2004. While Coca Cola has made notable strides in its water management, most other large-scale manufacturers continue to rely on outdated purification technologies, making the industrial sector the wo...

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  • Of the 207 million people living in Brazil today, 42 percent are younger than 24-years-old. Within this sea of youth, nearly a quarter has gone adrift, a lost generation referred to as the “ne-ne,” those who are neither employed nor educated. Unemployment is not, in and of itself, the problem that cripples these young societal drifters; rather, a lack of access to social and emotional education l...

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  • Chid Liberty’s family fled Liberia when he was only 18 months old to seek a life where they could not be touched by the national conflict that gripped their homeland. As he grew up thousands of miles away in the United States, he watched as his distant birthplace sank into an unimaginably violent civil war, and he witnessed the women’s-led peace movement that lifted the nation out of it. When Chi...

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  • In the early 2000s, a breakthrough in renewable energy arrived with the proliferation of lithium-ion batteries, the then-cutting-edge rechargeables that have since formed the backbone for everything from cell phones and laptops to airplanes and electric cars. More recently, the batteries stole headlines when Samsung recalled 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones due to their propensity to overheat...

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  • The artisan industry is the largest employer of women in the world, and yet many indigenous artisans struggle to sell their goods at a fair price — or at all — due to the saturation of knockoffs in the market. After traveling through the Peruvian Andes and interviewing thousands of artisans about the challenges posed by mass economies, Jasmine Aarons founded Voz, a stunning ethical luxury fashion...

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  • Carnegie Clean Energy specializes in the delivery of mixed renewable energy micro-grid projects to islands and remote and fringe of grid communities. Carnegie is the only company in the world to offer a combination of wave, solar, wind, battery storage and desalination via micro-grids which are ideally suited to islands, off-grid communities and fringe off-grid locations.

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  • Organic waste travels over 300 million miles every day, with municipal waste collection creating a massive carbon footprint and leaving a gaping missed opportunity for energy renewal in its wake. Sandra Sassow co-founded SEaB Energy to work towards a future in which cities or remote communities can capitalize on their waste to create renewable sources of energy and curb the negative impacts of wa...

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  • Mårten Hellberg considers himself lucky to have been born in one of the cleanest countries in the world. As a former Olympic white-water canoeist, he spent years navigating his native Swedish rivers, where he and his teammates drank from pristine waters freely and often. It wasn’t until he traveled to compete in other countries that he saw how sick people became from sipping from their own native ...

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  • Pelagic Data Systems exists to to help recover the health of the ocean, improve food security in coastal communities, and measure the impact of climate change around the world. The company builds solar-powered tracking systems and advanced analytics tools designed specifically for fisheries. This technology provides governments and the industry the information they need to understand the behaviors...

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  • For decades, the food and cosmetics industries have scoured the planet for a natural source of the color blue. While natural dye solutions have been identified and developed for every other color of the rainbow, the only blues available for commercial use are synthetic substitutes that have proven unfit for human consumption. Concerns around the safety of artificial blue dyes even led industry gia...

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  • Bakey’s has developed edible utensils to provide an effective alternative to petroleum-based disposable plastic cutlery. The edible utensils contain no chemicals, preservatives, fat, emulsifiers, artificial coloring, or milk products. Now, instead of throwing away cutlery after a single use, people can eat it, or it will biodegrade in fewer than three days. Bakey’s is targeting a customer base of ...

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  • Based in Singapore, Ecosoftt – Eco Solutions For Tomorrow, Today – specializes in decentralized management of water, wastewater, and environmental services for the developed and developing worlds. Their Water SMART Homes & Communities platform allows property owners and building managers to reduce their water footprint and waste by up to 50 percent, to recycle and reuse up to 80 percent of wastewa...

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  • By 2020, it is estimated that the global economy will need 212 million new jobs in order to accommodate current unemployment, supplement projected job loss resulting from automated industries, and provide opportunities for the next generation. Barclays and Unreasonable Group have partnered to launch Unreasonable Impact, the world’s first international network of accelerators focused on scaling up ...

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  • The World Health Organization attributes more than 4 million deaths each year to exposure to household stove smoke, especially in developing countries with high poverty rates. One Earth Designs developed the SolSource Solar Cooker, which offers an easy-to-use, off-grid cooking solution using only the power of the sun. CEO and Co-Founder Catlin Powers speaks about the power of coal and kerosene alt...

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  • Vitargent believes that every person should have the information they need to make informed decisions about the products they purchase and consume. Their technology is not only enabling more widespread access to information, but it’s also pioneering the field of safety testing technology using medaka and zebrafish embryos – making animal testing a thing of the past.

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  • Sundar is transforming the trillion dollar apparel supply chain by creating transparency, efficiency, and information tools to disrupt global sourcing and discovery. This company is building the world’s largest discovery and sourcing platform by connecting fashion brands with textile manufacturers and suppliers all over the world, allowing for products to be made faster and safer by a highly-skill...

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