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University of Toronto graduates Jackson and Morgan Wyatt developed Greenlid—the world’s first compostable kitchen food waste bin. The brothers, who grew up in Brockville, Ontario, got their start on CBC’s Dragons’ Den where they received early investment from Arlene Dickinson and David Chilton to begin manufacturing Greenlid in Ontario. The bins are made in Canada from 100% end-of-life cardboard and use a leak proof additive that make them waterproof. Greenlid has helped divert more than 8 million kilograms of food waste from the landfill and has helped prevent more than 2 million kilograms of greenhouse gases.
The Wyatt brothers supply their bins to several university campuses and retailers across Canada and in the U.S. to help promote green mandates and efforts. They continue to innovate with their technology by replacing plastics with paper-based biodegradable alternatives. They recently launched a biodegradable mosquito trap, Biotraps, that is used in developing countries to prevent the spread of mosquito borne illness and were deployed to protect Canadian athletes during the Rio Olympics.
Brothers Jackson and Morgan Wyatt developed Greenlid, the world’s first fully compostable kitchen food waste bin, waterproof and made in Canada from 100% end-of-life cardboard.