Eco Waste Idea is a Winner

A young entrepreneur from Ballymoney High School has won the Causeway Coast & Glens Digital Youth Competition with his Eco Waste idea.

Max Henry’s environmentally friendly idea makes use of smart technology and robotics to provide homes with smart under-sink recycling bins.  The technology decides which waste goes in which bin and lets you know when the bins are full.

Young people throughout the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council area have been participating in the Digital Youth Programme which has been developed to suit home working activities for the students.  Students from across the area have learnt about the digital sector and developed their own ideas for business concepts.

Carol Fitzsimons MBE, Young Enterprise NI Chief Executive said: “It was fantastic to see all the great ideas the young people created as part of the Digital Youth Programme.  Congratulations to Max on his winning eco waste idea and well done to everyone taking part”.

Speaking at the launch, Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Alderman Mark Fielding said: “As much of the school year has involved remote learning, the Digital Youth Programme was adapted to enable virtually delivery across our post-primary schools. I’m delighted to see the high level of participation by our schools once again, enabling local young people to develop key digital skills in preparation for the world of work.”

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