Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School

The Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School InvenTeam invented a device that separates and stores the materials of single-serve coffee pods, allowing proper recycling and composting. The device manually separates the pods into constituent materials using a specialized removal system. The user can disassemble one used coffee-pod in less than five seconds and store up to ten disassembled pods in the device. It is small, safe to use and easy to mount on a wall or stand alone on a counter. The cost for a consumer to purchase the coffee-pod recycler will be around $20.

Dr. Ashok Gadgil

Dr. Ashok Gadgil has demonstrated an unmatched drive and commitment to leverage his scientific expertise to benefit humankind. His on-the-ground innovations for sustainable development are made possible by his unwavering curiosity and unique blending of research, invention and humanitarianism. For his inventive accomplishments that are improving the livelihood of an estimated 100 million people in dozens of countries across four continents within the developing world, Dr. Gadgil is the recipient of the 2012 $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation.

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