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The Ideas Phase has concluded. Thank you to all who participated! Additional edits made after 11:30PM PT October 2nd 2020 will not be considered.

Now, submissions are carefully evaluated to determine the Ideas Shortlist. Shortlisted candidates will be announced in early November.

You are currently viewing the "Publicly Viewable Submission Channel." Participants were welcome to submit solutions through one of three submission channels: 1) the Publicly Viewable Submission Channel 2) the Non-Publicly Viewable Submission Channel or 3) later-stage, established companies with standing relationships with Consortium Partners or similar retailers and who have ready-to-scale solutions applied through the Advanced Solutions Channel. 

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Bagless transactions with an option to buy a repurposed bag that can be sent back into the retail system for many more uses.

Bagless transactions with an option to buy a repurposed bag that can be sent back into the retail system for many more uses.

Photo of Ilina Ghose
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Do away with snack packaging with the reusable ÜRs silicone pouch: Clip and carry for convenient access, and refill at OÜRs machines.

Do away with snack packaging with the reusable ÜRs silicone pouch: Clip and carry for convenient access, and refill at OÜRs machines.

Photo of Kaixi Yang
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Reduce the use of in-store plastic bags by redesigning the way of sorting items and simplifying the checkout process.

Reduce the use of in-store plastic bags by redesigning the way of sorting items and simplifying the checkout process.

Photo of Tein Jung
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Completely compostable bag made from PLA and multifunctional biodegradable additive for a direct replacement of petroleum-based plastic bags

Completely compostable bag made from PLA and multifunctional biodegradable additive for a direct replacement of petroleum-based plastic bags

Photo of Caroline Multari
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Bag Habits helps users become more aware of the plastic waste they create through retail purchasing experiences.

Bag Habits helps users become more aware of the plastic waste they create through retail purchasing experiences.

Photo of Judy Dong
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We are a bagsharing program that helps retailers and consumers close the loop and divert existing single-use plastics from the waste stream.

We are a bagsharing program that helps retailers and consumers close the loop and divert existing single-use plastics from the waste stream.

Photo of Stephanie Guzman
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