THE WDCD NO WASTE CHALLENGE

CUT WASTE. CUT EMISSIONS. FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE.

Initiated in collaboration with the IKEA Foundation, the No Waste Challenge called upon all creatives, hackers, and dreamers to submit bold solutions to reduce waste and rethink our entire production and consumption cycle. By the end of the open call, 1409 ingenious ideas had been submitted to the competition, from bioplastic made from banana peels to the world’s first flower upcycling hub.

 

On 15 July, 16 outstanding projects were announced as the winning projects of the No Waste Challenge. Their teams will now enter a development programme co-created by Impact Hub, which will propel their projects through 2022.

WHAT CAN YOU WIN?

  • €10,000 IN FUNDING

  • A DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME CO-CREATED WITH IMPACT HUB

  • PUBLICITY VIA ALL WDCD PLATFORMS & PARTNERS


how can design be part of the solution to the massive waste problem?

We asked some experts from the creative community around the world:

No waste challenge projects

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TIMELINE AND MILESTONES

OPEN CALL

OPEN CALL

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
12 JAN 2021 — 20 APRIL 2021
NOMINATE

NOMINATE

SELECTION OF NOMINEES
21 APRIL 2021 — 25 MAY 2021
IMPROVE

IMPROVE

REFINEMENT OF NOMINATED PROJECTS
25 MAY 2021 — 8 JUNE 2021
TRIUMPH

TRIUMPH

SELECTION OF WINNERS
9 JUNE 2021 — 15 JULY 2021
DEVELOP

DEVELOP

DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
SEPTEMBER 2021 — MARCH 2022
MAKE IT HAPPEN!

MAKE IT HAPPEN!

FOLLOW-UP PROGRAMME
APRIL 2022 — SEPTEMBER 2022

SEE ENTRIES

 

EXPLORE THE PROJECT SUBMISSIONS THAT ARE READY TO tackle the waste problem.

 

SEE ENTRIES

Learn more

 

Get to know the 6 major cities we are working closely with during this Challenge.

 

VIEW CITIES