Hawke's Bay students find soluble solution to the picky problem of fruit stickers 1 NEWS NOW TVN
A group of Hawke's Bay students believe they've found a solution to the picky problem of fruit stickers.
Billions of the stickers go into the environment every year, and now four Woodford House students from Havelock North have a new idea, called 'bayuble', which has the industry excited.
The answer? Just add water.
"It's warm water soluble, which means it encourages apple consumers to wash their fruit to get the sticker off. You can drop it off outside," Sarah Wixon, one of the product's co-founders, said.
Bayuble co-founder Zoe Rookes added, "it's fully compostable. You can do it at home".
The concept has helped them win the region's Young Enterprise Scheme award.
Woodford House's Toni Dunstan called the innovation "phenomenal".
"It's a brand-new product they've developed. The potential is mind-blowing," Ms Dunstan said.