THE WDCD NO WASTE CHALLENGE
CALLING ALL CREATIVES AND INNOVATORS!
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 20 April 2021 and join us in accelerating the transition towards a just and circular society. To get started, learn more about the scope of the challenge, or check out the three design briefs available to participants.
how can design be part of the solution to the massive waste problem?
We asked some experts from the creative community around the world:
TIMELINE AND MILESTONES
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
12 JAN 2021 — 20 APRIL 2021
SELECTION OF NOMINEES
21 APRIL 2021 — 25 MAY 2021
REFINEMENT OF NOMINATED PROJECTS
25 MAY 2021 — 8 JUNE 2021
SELECTION OF WINNERS
9 JUNE 2021 — 15 JULY 2021
SEPTEMBER 2021 — MARCH 2022
MAKE IT HAPPEN!
APRIL 2022 — SEPTEMBER 2022
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.
DESIGN GOT US INTO THIS MESS, NOW IT NEEDS TO GET US OUT OF IT.
BRUCE MAU — Designer, Canada