Challenge 3: Extend a Product’s Lifetime

05/23/2019 | By Adam Busch

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Time for Challenge 3: Extend a product's lifetime!

How can we reduce waste? How about making the products we buy and resources we use last longer.

Need some inspiration? Consider the RePurpose Team from Davis - the winners of the 2019 Big Ideas Content grand prize.

The RePuprose Team’s idea involved harvesting electric vehicle batteries at the end of their lifecycle and reassembling and redeploying these batteries to provide commercial solar developers with new energy storage solutions - and at half the cost of new battery alternatives.

Which begs the question - what is being thrown away that still has valuable uses?

Check out their winning pitch!

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