Bayuble Woodford House comprises four year-13 students from Woodford House—Rylie Bensemann, Maggie Peacock, Sarah Wixon, and Zoe Rookes—who joined efforts to extensively research and solve a plastic problem in the fruit industry by encouraging people to wash their fruit.
Their creation—the Uble—is a plastic-free, biodegradable, warm-water soluble alternative for the plastic fruit sticker. Made from apple byproducts, the Uble is set to revolutionise how fruit is labelled.
Their company won the Hawke's Bay YES Company of the Year award for the region in 2018 and the Uble has attracted local, national, and international interest. Last month, the Bayuble team received the Fourneau Award at the Hawke's Bay Fruitgrowers' Association (HBFG) Industry Awards Evening.