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Wiki-Plastic

A platform designed to self regulate and open source information around solving our worlds plastic problem.

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Wiki-Plastic is a website that will speed up the process in finding global solutions to our plastic problems. Realizing that this is both a global and local issue, sharing information will allow teams and individuals to collaborate and be more resourceful in their initiatives. With potential to become a project management platform facilitating collaborations, the first version of Wiki-Plastic will be an open source, self regulated database of information, sharing key learnings, best practices, and critical information, connecting leaders in our global plastic challenge. 

Idea Title

Wiki-Plastic

Company / Organization Name

SwellMinded

Website

https://www.swellminded.co

Where are you / your team located?

Hawaii Island and San Francisco

How does this Idea redesign unrecyclable small format plastic items that often end up as waste?

As an open sourced platform to share ideas, this wiki will be the go to source of information to help individual initiatives become more resourceful and successful. Realizing that we are all working on a common goal, sharing key learnings, design ideas, best practices, etc. will speed up the process in finding the localized and decentralized solutions that our global communities need most.

Which use cases does your Idea apply to?

All 3 use cases are applicable in sharing with and benefiting from Wiki-Plastic.

In what geographical context or area does your Idea plan to operate / solve?

As a web based platform, we will either focus on the Island of Hawaii community to find local solutions, or pair the wiki to support a specific sector within the design community to tackle the larger issues.

How do you envision scaling up your Idea?

Once proven with a beta community, this build will be designed with scale in mind.

At what stage of development is your Idea?

  • Research & Early Testing: You are exploring an idea, gathering inspiration and information needed to test it with real users.

Please describe how becoming a Top Idea and working with the Think Beyond Plastics Accelerator Program will help to accelerate your solution.

Wiki-Plastic is a simple idea that requires the right contributors to bring this concept to fruition. We are all working towards the same goal, let's collaborate more efficiently.

Please describe from where your Idea emerged

Individual idea emerging from 10 years of experience as a project manager.

Tell us about your work experience

Currently a Freelance Marketing Consultant focused on purpose driven initiatives, I spent 10 years in the lifestyle marketing industry driving strategy, leadership and project management.

Please describe your legal and organizational structure

Sole Proprietor

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Please have a look at our initiative at CUP. I think that there will be a lot of human engagement necessary on the ground to make a difference. The Cases and Persona show us that shifting behaviours even in coherent localities requires much more than information. Let's think together about how the Wiki idea could be the database backbone that radiates engagement through social and impactful events that help people see how to shift away from convenient plastic packaging. Good luck Sam.

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