NO WASTE CHALLENGE
Cut waste. Cut emissions.
Fight climate change.
Our planet is drowning in waste. Every year we dump a massive 2.12 billion tonnes of it worldwide. And this is only increasing, unless we make some major changes – fast.
We’re calling on all creatives, hackers and dreamers to submit bold solutions to reduce waste and rethink our entire production and consumption cycle. Are you up for the challenge?LEARN MORE
Choose from 3 detailed briefs that tackle the waste problem from different anglesCheck out the 3 briefs
WHAT CAN YOU WIN?
Find out more about the development programme co-created with Impact HubCheck out the award package
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 seven 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 and Rio or Tokyo, we encourage you to use this research to guide you towards smarter and more impactful solutions.
CITY TRACK: AMSTERDAM
As small as it may be, the Netherlands has been a powerful trading nation for centuries. Today…Read More
CITY TRACK: Delhi
Indian homes didn’t have a dustbin for the longest time — some still don’t. Most traditional households…Read More
CITY TRACK: México City
Every day, 13 thousand tonnes of garbage is dumped in Mexico City. This means that every citizen produces…Read More
CITY TRACK: NAIROBI
Kenya is awash with plastic litter. The problem is especially acute in the big cities. Nairobi…Read More
CITY TRACK: São Paulo and Rio
Brazil is blessed with natural resources and cultural diversity. And perhaps nowhere is this more evident…Read More
CITY TRACK: Tokyo
Tokyo is a global megacity with an area that covers some 8223 km² and houses 37 million residents, making it…Read More