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College students create bath and skin care products from local ingredients to support farmers and minimize waste from plastic packaging

There’s an implication that the younger generation aren’t as enthusiastic about agriculture as their parents and elders are. Due to the rise of technology and modernization, they tend to have different interests that mostly revolve around what’s trending. 

Still, this sweeping generalization didn’t hold sway for a group of first-year college students who started a bath and skin care line known as Bituin which aims to help the country’s farmers. 

Bituin is composed of three people, Jade the founder, and its co-founders Andal and Marquez, who wish to remain anonymous at this point in time since they envisioned that their venture would be primarily associated with the local farmers. 

“Our intention is to create and produce cheap but quality zero-waste hygiene products accessible to the masses,” the trio said. 

Established in July 2020, Bituin aims to sell zero-waste bath and skincare products using locally sourced natural products to ultimately help

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Tulane inventors, University of New Orleans scholarships, and more metro college news | Crescent City community news

INNOVATION COMPETITION: The TrachTech team from Tulane University is one of five undergraduate finalists in the 2020 Collegiate Inventors Competition sponsored by the National Inventors Hall of Fame. The finalists were chosen on the basis of originality of the idea, process, level of student initiative, and potential value and usefulness to society. Winning teams will be announced Oct. 29. Members of the TrachTech team are Morgan Bohrer, Stephen Hahn, Michael L’Ecuyer and Alex Verne; the team adviser is Mark Mondrinos. The TrachTech entry, “Restoring Airways,” involves development of a specialized device to clean biofilms and debris from ventilator intubation tubes without the risk of extubation. 

TULANE UNIVERSITY: An environmentalist lawyer living in Iowa has donated $3 million to support the river-coastal science and engineering department at Tulane University. The gift from Charlotte Beyer Hubbell (Newcomb College ’71) will establish a department chair and excellence fund. In 2007, Hubbell was appointed

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