National Geographic looks for alternatives to plastic
A competition that seeks alternatives to plastic packaging, business models of circular economy and communication of the "plastic crisis".
National Geographic and Sky Ocean Ventures are looking for innovative solutions to solve the problem of single-use plastics in the world. They have launched the global challenge Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge and have prizes between ten and one hundred thousand dollars for the best alternatives of plastic packaging, proposals of new business models and communication of the problem. There is also a $ 1 million special funding.
The Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge will will focus on three strategic ways to address the growing issue of plastic pollution: designing alternatives to single-use plastics, identifying opportunities for industries to address plastic waste throughout supply chains, and communicating the breadth of the issue through data visualisation. Teams or individuals interested in the Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge must submit their solutions by June 11, 2019, for review by an expert judging panel.
The focus is "find alternatives to disposable plastic", the one we only use once.
The challenge is set and it is up to the competing teams to find, in the midst of so many peculiarities associated with plastic, the best solution to solve the crisis.