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Meet our community of change-makers
These initiatives and start-ups are building a more fair and sustainable society using innovative design. From prototypes to community projects, you’ll find projects in diverse stages of development, drawing from a wide range of strategies — with creativity at their core. Each one joined WDCD’s community through a design Challenge, and it’s WDCD’s role to support them in building their resources, network, skills and knowledge.
Want to get involved with your project, start-up or idea? Check out our Challenge programmes — where the creative community pilots, tests and scales design-driven innovations. Sign-up for the newsletter to be the first to know when a new Challenge is open for applications.
Developing biodegradable packaging materials from kelp
Turning Crop residue into tree-free paper
Biodegradable sanitary pads made from banana fibre
Nivogo uses cutting-edge technology in the largest garment renewal and refurbishment centre in Eastern Europe
An online community & marketplace for upcycled products
Regeneration of extinct flavor families via microalgae
Designing a system of objects for breeding Meliponini bees – an example of circular interspecies collaboration
Making nearly any water drinkable with an Open Source purification device
Turning agricultural waste into a new type of biodegradable and soil-enriching fabric
Resortecs develops solutions for textile disassembly and recycling
Balena has created BioCir™, a durable, flexible and bio-based plastic alternative that is wholly biodegradable in an industrial composting environment