A new round of the Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge is now open for submissions. Design students and professional designers can submit their ideas for infinitely recyclable products until 1 December 2015.

The challenge is an initiative of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute in partnership with Autodesk, It is directly tied to the launch of a new online education program for product designers made possible by the Alcoa Foundation. This two-hour, free, on-line course provides strategies, tools, and examples of the Cradle to Cradle design principles leading to Cradle to Cradle Certified products. The contest is open to design students and design professionals who have completed the on-line course.

Top image: This year’s student winner Tjitte de Wolf (University of Twente) proposed the Venlo Bag, a 100% biodegradable bag made from 99% recycled materials, that is intended to combat the pollution that is caused by the harmful plastic bags

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