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Jul-2016

The Greenlid launches crowdfunding campaign for biodegradable mosquito trap

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Brothers Jackson Wyatt (L) and Morgan Wyatt (R) with CBC Dragons’ Den dragon and Greenlid investor, David Chilton at their episode viewing party in February 2015

 

LiON’S LAIR alum and Innovation Factory client, The Greenlid, have made waves with their innovative compostable compost bin, securing a deal on The Dragons’ Den and successfully selling in retailers like Canadian Tire, Home Depot and Home Hardware across Canada and the Western U.S.

Now, Morgan and Jackson Wyatt have used their leak proof technology in partnership with the Australian Health Authority to create a ‘just-add-water’ biodegradable mosquito trap to combat Dengue fever in Australia.  The Australian government liked the result so much that they’ve ordered and have been using the product.

The Biotrap is a biodegradable mosquito trap that lasts four to six weeks, can be set up anywhere, and just needs water to activate. It was developed to combat Dengue fever, and the brothers say it also works to tackle other mosquito-borne illnesses like Zika, West Nile and malaria.

They’ve also partnered with the Canadian Olympic Team to place Biotraps around the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics.

Jackson and Morgan are also working to deliver Biotraps to areas most affected by Zika and other mosquito-borne illnesses, and have started an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to help them do so. For each trap purchased through the campaign, they plan to donate one, and they’ve committed to providing 100,000 traps to communities in need.

Visit their Indiegogo page to learn more and lend your support, or read their Globe & Mail feature!

 

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