GLOBAL CHALLENGE, LOCAL IMPACT

 

As we push towards a global circular economy, we must be mindful of local challenges and opportunities. Perspectives on waste will differ from region to region, community to community — and the transition will not look the same everywhere.

 

That is why the No Waste Challenge is working closely with partners in six major cities to offer additional tracks inspired by local perspectives. If you’re applying to the Challenge from Amsterdam, Delhi, Mexico City, Nairobi, São Paulo & Rio or Tokyo, we encourage you to use this research to guide you towards smarter and more impactful solutions.

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CITY TRACK: AMSTERDAM

As small as it may be, the Netherlands has been a powerful trading nation for centuries. Today...

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CITY TRACK: DELHI

Indian homes didn’t have a dustbin for the longest time — some still don’t. Most traditional households...

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CITY TRACK: MEXICO CITY

Every day, 13 thousand tonnes of garbage is dumped in Mexico City. This means that every citizen produces...

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CITY TRACK: NAIROBI

Kenya is awash with plastic litter. The problem is especially acute in the big cities. Nairobi...

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CITY TRACK: SÃO PAULO & RIO

Brazil is blessed with natural resources and cultural diversity. And perhaps nowhere is this more evident...

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CITY TRACK: TOKYO

Tokyo is a global megacity with an area that covers some 8223 km² and houses 37 million residents, making it...

Not applying to one of these Challenge cities?
No problem!

 


Choose one of the three global briefs — they’re open to everyone.

 

 

 

 

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