France | In action since 2012
Many detergents contain harsh chemicals that aren’t safe or conducive to sustainability of our water supply, on which we all rely daily. Our Enactus students from EBI-Industrial Biology School in France addressed this issue by creating an eco-friendly detergent that can be recycled at the end of the washing cycle. Mamie Cendrine is a laundry detergent that works as well as other products but contains no toxic chemicals. It is safe for the environment, as the water used in the wash cycle can be recycled with less waste.
Impact(s): 1 eco-friendly detergent created; 3.5L of detergent sold; 70 safe laundry loads washed; 600 people enlightened about the harmful effects of detergent on the water supply.
What’s next: In five years, Mamie Cendrine will be sold through a website and in organic supermarkets throughout France. The team plans to launch a second eco-friendly product: Papy Regis, a kitchen detergent.
This project advances these key Global Goals:
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Our proudest moment of the past year:
Creating a new team from the ground.
Biggest challenge from the past year:
Recruiting new members.
Team described in one word:
Juliette says she always has been attracted to participate in social projects that are environmentally friendly, and Enactus provided the best path to accomplish that. “The biggest success at Enactus EBI is, of course, our victory at National Competition, but it also is in the way we did it,” says Juliette. “We met with people who really helped and support us very hard, and that bring motivation to us.”
Juliette has been involved with her team for one year, and she says she is looking forward to experiencing teams from 36 countries coming together at Enactus World Cup 2017. Majoring in conception and development, she plans to graduate in 2018.
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Before getting involved with Enactus two years ago, Léo says he watched and learned from previous team members at his university. Since then. his passion has grown for the team, which he serves as the Communication, Corporate Identity and Style-Guide Leader. His greatest success with Enactus? “My work on the brochure,” he says. “It was time-consuming but worth the effort.” A marketing major who plans to graduate in December 2018, Léo says he looks forward to meeting interesting people who also seek solutions to make the world a better place at Enactus World Cup 2017.
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