THE WDCD NO WASTE CHALLENGE
CALLING ALL CREATIVES, HACKERS AND DREAMERS!
The No Waste Challenge presented by What Design Can Do and the IKEA Foundation is now open for submissions! This global design competition focuses on addressing the enormous impact of waste and consumerism on climate change. We are looking for radical new ideas and design-driven solutions to reduce waste and rethink our entire consumption and production cycle.
Submit your proposals by 1 April 2021 and join us in building a roadmap towards a just and circular economy for all. To get started, learn more about the scope of the challenge, or check out the three design briefs available to participants.
Choose from 3 detailed briefs that tackle the waste problem from different angles.
Get to know the 6 major cities we are working closely with during this Challenge.
Find out everything you need to know about submitting a project to the No Waste Challenge.
TIMELINE AND MILESTONES
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
12 JAN 2021 — 1 APRIL 2021
SELECTION OF NOMINEES
5 APRIL 2021 — 23 APRIL 2021
REFINEMENT OF NOMINATED PROJECTS
2 MAY 2021 — 14 MAY 2021
SELECTION OF WINNERS
16 MAY 2021 — 27 MAY 2021
JULY 2021 — DECEMBER 2021
MAKE IT HAPPEN!
FROM IDEA TO START UP
JANUARY 2022 — ONWARD
DESIGN GOT US INTO THIS MESS, NOW IT NEEDS TO GET US OUT OF IT.
BRUCE MAU — Designer, Canada