Danelle and Chris talk with the founder of social impact startup Donut Waste, Sharka Hornakova.
Born in Prague, Czech Republic, she arrived in Perth 13 years ago, and discovered “all the beautiful, happy, no worries people.” Having worked in magazines and digital media, she saw an opportunity to recycle coffee ground waste into new products, such as donut-shaped soaps, skin cream and even beer.
A graduate of the Curtin Ignition program in 2021, Sharka is also a yoga teacher, and works various jobs to keep the three-year-old Donut Waste business growing.
“ You can talk to your local café when you have your next caffeine fix, and tell them all about our services. You can get your local bottle shop on board collecting clips, you can bring your own clips to our 65 and more collection points…” ~ Sharka Hornakova.
For more: https://www.donutwaste.com.au
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Startup West is recorded at Riff studios in beautiful downtown Perth, Western Australia; produced by Startup News, edited by Carmen Yee Kai Wen and brought to you thanks to support from Spacecubed, Curtin University, RSM, the City of Perth, Dinner Twist and Tekkon.
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