FIRST PLACE HONORS
Students: Caroline Powell, Emily Kovarik, and Jason Li
School: California Polytechnic State University
Professor: Joongmin Shin, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Introducing the revolutionary Sprout Ease stand-up pouch! The innovative design not only boasts recycled plastic material but also reduces carbon emissions by minimizing transportation space with its lightweight, foldable gusset feature. And that's just the beginning. Say goodbye to traditional plant-growing pots and hello to Sprout Ease. The pouches offer a sustainable alternative to conventional plant pots, with the added convenience of built-in drainage for watering. The easy-peel drainage feature allows you to control the amount of water your seeds receive, ensuring optimal growing conditions for every plant. But it's not just what's inside the pouch that counts – the manufacturing process is just as environmentally conscious. I prioritize energy efficiency by minimizing material modification processes and utilizing heat sealing and hole puncturing for drainage. Join me in revolutionizing the way we grow plants and protecting our planet with the Sprout Ease stand-up pouch.