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Please join The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and OpenIDEO in congratulating the 16 winners of the Circular Design Challenge! These teams will share a total prize pool of $1,000,000, funded by Wendy Schmidt, lead philanthropic funder of the New Plastics Economy Initiative, and USAID. 

Please see our Top Ideas Packet for an overview of the 6 recipients of the Future of Plastics Award, as well as the 10 recipients of the Ideator’s Award.

Thank you to everyone who shared an Idea, gave feedback, or encouragement during the Challenge. And remember that this is only the beginning of a journey, we need more of your collective efforts in order to build a plastics economy that works.

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A sustainable IoT connected machine distribution system to eliminate in-home sachet use & create major cost savings for BoP families.

A sustainable IoT connected machine distribution system to eliminate in-home sachet use & create major cost savings for BoP families.

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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.

Photo of Sadam Matsawili
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ThisCap is tethered bottle cap that remains connected to its container and ensures recycling.

ThisCap is tethered bottle cap that remains connected to its container and ensures recycling.

Photo of Michael Maguire
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'STRAW PAK' is the all-in-one package design from straw to packaging made of one piece of paper.

'STRAW PAK' is the all-in-one package design from straw to packaging made of one piece of paper.

Photo of Jeena JUN
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Delta is a seaweed based alternative to the billions of sachets and blister packs used in numerous industries.

Delta is a seaweed based alternative to the billions of sachets and blister packs used in numerous industries.

Photo of Pierre Paslier