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?

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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…

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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: México 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 and 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…

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