Managers: Derek Kwong, Jory Usprech, Matthew Urbanky, Ashlyn Firek, Mariah Manente, Noah Francoz
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
BioFlops is a student-run social enterprise at Wilfrid Laurier University. Our purpose is to aid the shift towards sustainable plastic alternatives in the Kitchener-Waterloo community and beyond.
Our vision is to collectively contribute to a greater future through our physical BioFlop, which helps combat the plastic crisis while concurrently raising awareness about it. This is achieved by our high-impact operation, in which we provide an alternative to the traditional market while actively participating in environmental advocacy.
We reduce plastic pollution by replacing single-use plastic flip-flops with a biodegradable alternative. Traditional plastic disposable flip-flops are often not recyclable and pollute our environment. For example, when these flip-flops ultimately end up in our landfills and oceans, they eventually break down into microplastics, damaging marine life and our life on land.
Our solution is the creation of the BioFlop - a biodegradable, single-use flip-flop created with two simple and clean elements – algae and avocado pits. At BioFlops, we aim to lead the sustainable charge. Our team is dedicated towards combating the ever-growing plastic crisis and we hope to inspire impactful change in a time when it is much-needed.