Turning dirty diapers into fuel and building materials
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.
A pick-up service turning organic waste into compost
Experimenting with new uses for tree pruning waste
Swapping clothes with your local community
Handcrafted tiles made from upcycled carbon
Making the switch to clean energy easy & efficient
A system of aquaponics urban farms on the rooftops of São Paulo
Transforming fruit and vegetable peels into bioplastic and leather
Preserving energy through higher altitude water storage
A lightweight container to keep produce fresh on the journey from farm to market
Vertical farm systems for Nairobians of all income levels
Portable window attachment to which cools and purifies incoming air