Challenge:

Fishmeal feed used for fish production is diminishing in stock, rising in cost, unreliable in quality and depleting wild fish populations, sending the commercial aquaculture industry in search of a cost-effective alternative feed source.

Innovation:

The Recycler designed a new and nutritious feed source for poultry: Black Soldier Fly larvae raised from food and other biowaste in Tanzania. 

Impact:

By developing a sustainable alternative to fish-based feed and supplanting aquaculture companies’ fundamental inputs, The Recycler protects wild fish populations, decreases the amount of biowaste that would otherwise end up in landfills and reduces regional aquaculture’s carbon footprint.