Innovations and the New Plastic Economy

THE INITIATIVE

The New Plastics Economy is bold 3-year effort to promote a drastic change in our plastics system.

If we want to free our ocean from plastics, we have to do more than just cleaning up. We have to fundamentally rethink the way we make, use and re-use plastics so that they don’t become waste in the first place. To do this, we need better materials, clever product designs and new, circular business models. That’s why we launched the $2m New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize in May 2017.

 

THE INNOVATION PRIZE

The Innovation Prize contest challenged designers, entrepreneurs, academics and scientists to significantly transform the plastics system by eliminating plastics packaging waste.

The results are in: Check out the winners and their innovations

ABOUT THE NEW PLASTICS ECONOMY INITIATIVE

“With an explicitly systemic and collaborative approach, the New Plastics Economy initiative aims to overcome the limitations of today’s incremental improvements and fragmented initiatives, to create a shared sense of direction, to spark a wave of innovation and to move the plastics value chain into a positive spiral of value capture, stronger economics, and better environmental outcomes.

The New Plastics Economy initiative focuses on five interlinked and mutually reinforcing building blocks to create the enabling conditions for a system re-design”
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