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 27 May, 85 outstanding projects were nominated for the top prize. These projects will now move on to the final round of the competition, which will see 16 winners announced by 15 July.
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
Get to know the 6 major cities we are working closely with during this Challenge.