THE WDCD NO WASTE CHALLENGE

CALLING ALL CREATIVES AND INNOVATORS!

 

Together with IKEA Foundation, we called upon all creatives, hackers, and dreamers to submit bold solutions to reduce waste and rethink our entire production and consumption cycle. From bioplastic made from banana peels, to the world’s first flower upcycling hub, an incredible wealth of ingenious ideas have poured into the competition.

 

Over the next few weeks, some 90 creative and industry leaders from various sectors will join the No Waste Challenge selection committee, including experts in circular design, climate action and social impact, to review every entry and come up with a shortlist of outstanding projects. On 27 May, we’ll announce the nominees, and our international jury will begin another intensive selection process to decide on 16 winners worldwide.

 

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.

 

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Learn more

 

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

 

VIEW CITIES