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Local Design – Global Impact

The global marketplace is full of local contexts, which means that solutions meant to be deployed everywhere might sometimes be fit for nowhere. The first step to create a plastics system that works globally could be a solution that really works locally. Let’s consider translatable business models or designs that reduce plastics waste in specific communities while still considering the global marketplace.

How might we design hyper-local innovations that can inspire, scale or spark global conversations and solutions?

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Provocations that are aligned with our Challenge topic and ripe for innovation.

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A sustainable materials database and networking platform working towards creating a new era in industry with a Zero waste & emission mission

A sustainable materials database and networking platform working towards creating a new era in industry with a Zero waste & emission mission

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Creation of an App for tracking and sorting recyclable material. The best way to understand where our garbage must go. www.GarbageNumber.com

Creation of an App for tracking and sorting recyclable material. The best way to understand where our garbage must go. www.GarbageNumber.com

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A global substitution of plastic straws with 'nsheke' straws used by local communities in Kagera region, Tanzania for taking local beer.

A global substitution of plastic straws with 'nsheke' straws used by local communities in Kagera region, Tanzania for taking local beer.

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