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Global Event Series: #TrackingPlastics


Join us in this global effort — host a #TrackingPlastics event in your community!

Interested in hosting an event? Fill out this form and let us know. We will be in contact with everyone that fills out a form to support you. I’ll also send you an event toolkit to help you plan your event.


Love them or hate them, plastics are everywhere. Demand for plastics is expected to double in the next 20 years. Yet, a third of all plastic packaging ends up as litter in the environment. If nothing changes, there will be more plastics than fish in the ocean by 2050.

If we want to free our oceans from plastics, we have to fundamentally rethink the way we make and use plastic items. Before jumping to brainstorming solutions, we need to first lead with empathy. That’s why we’re kickstarting the Circular Design Challenge with a global event burst called #TrackingPlastics. We’re inviting you to host one of these events in your community:

  1. Get a group together to interview someone who works with plastics. It can be a waste picker, a local recycler or an innovator in the space.

  2. Get a group together to track the plastic packaging you encounter in a week, and host a conversation about your experience. 


Interested in hosting an event? Fill out this form and let us know. We will be in contact with everyone that fills out a form to support you. I’ll also send you an event toolkit to help you plan your event.


Planned Events Around the World (Look for your city):

  1. Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire | May 20 or May 27
  2. Abuja, Nigeria | May 27
  3. Abuja, Nigeria | 27 May 2017
  4. Accra, Ghana | 27, 28 May
  5. Accra, Ghana | 25 May 
  6. Antofagasta, Chile | 25 May 
  7. Athens, Greece | 18 MAY, 20MAY,21MAY
  8. Bangalore, India | 13, 20 May
  9. Barcelona, Spain | TBD
  10. Barcelona, Spain | TBD (two separate events)
  11. Belo Horizonte, Brazil | 24, 26 May
  12. Berlin, Germany | 28 May
  13. Bogotá, Colombia | 27-28 May
  14. Brattleboro, VT, USA | 19 May
  15. Breda, Netherlands | 23 May
  16. Brisbane, Australia | 27 May 
  17. Brooklyn, NY, US | 19 May
  18. Brooklyn, NY, US | 21 May 
  19. Buenos Aires, Argentina | 19 May
  20. Buenos Aires, Argentina | 26 May
  21. Buenos Aires, Argentina | 19 May 
  22. Cali, Colombia | 28 May
  23. Cape Town, South Africa | 19 May 
  24. Cape Town, South Africa | 26 May
  25. Chennai, India | 27 May
  26. Colombo, Sri Lanka | 19, 26 May
  27. Conakry, Guinea | 19 May
  28. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | 20, 27 May
  29. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | 21 May 
  30. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | 20 May 
  31. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | 27 May
  32. Delhi, India | 20 May 
  33. Delhi, India | 27 May
  34. Denver, CO, US | TBD
  35. Denver, CO, US | TBD
  36. Dodoma, Tanzania | 18, 25 May
  37. Dusseldorf, Germany | 21-26 May
  38. Eldoret, Kenya | 20 May
  39. Emeryville, CA, USA | 26 May
  40. Freetown, Sierra Leone | 25th May
  41. Freetown, Sierra Leone | 18-28 May
  42. Freetown, Sierra Leone | 26 May 
  43. Hagerstown, US | 20, 27, 28 May
  44. Hoboken, NJ, US | 22-24 May
  45. Ibadan, Nigeria | 27 May
  46. Ikot Ekpene, Nigeria | 27 May
  47. Islamabad, Pakistan | 26, 27 May
  48. Istanbul, Turkey | 18 May
  49. Istanbul, Turkey | 24-25 May
  50. Istanbul, Turkey | 22 May 
  51. Itapema, Brazil | 21 May
  52. Jaipur, India | 21st May
  53. Johannesburg, South Africa | 27 May
  54. Johannesburg, South Africa | 25 May 
  55. Johannesburg, South Africa | 28 May 
  56. Kaduna, Nigeria | 20 May
  57. Kaduna, Nigeria | 24 May
  58. Kampala, Uganda | 27 May
  59. Kano, Nigeria | 28 May
  60. Kano, Nigeria | 24 May
  61. Kano, Nigeria | 20 May 
  62. Kano, Nigeria | 18 May
  63. Karachi, Pakistan | 21 May
  64. Karuizawa, Japan | 27 May
  65. Kenema City, Sierra Leone | 18-19 May 
  66. Kigali, Rwanda | 27 May
  67. Kigali, Rwanda | 23 May
  68. Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo | 22 May
  69. Kitale, Kenya | 23-24 May
  70. Las Vegas, NV, US | TBD
  71. Leeuwarden, The Netherlands | 26 May
  72. Lekki, Nigeria | 20 May 
  73. Lille, France | 18 May
  74. Lisbon, Portugal | 22 May
  75. Lisbon, Portugal | 19 May
  76. Lisbon, Portugal | 18, 19 May
  77. London, UK | 18 May
  78. London, UK | 28 May
  79. London, UK | 19, 27 May
  80. London, UK | 26, 27 May
  81. Los Angeles, CA, US | 28 May
  82. Lusaka, Zambia | 22-26 May
  83. Madrid, Spain | 19, 20, 26, 27 May
  84. Manchester, UK | 24 May
  85. Manchester, UK | 20 May
  86. Manila, Philippines | 24 May
  87. Mar del Plata, Argentina | 20 May
  88. Marsabit, Kenya | 25 May
  89. Melbourne, Australia | 25 May
  90. Melbourne, Australia | 22 May
  91. Mexico City, Mexico | 26 May 
  92. Mexico City, Mexico | 28 May 
  93. Miami, FL, US | 25 May 
  94. Mogadishu, Somalia | 27 May
  95. Mombasa, Kenya | 24-25 May
  96. Mombasa, Kenya | 26 May
  97. Mombasa, Kenya | 24, 25 May
  98. Mombasa, Kenya | 25 May
  99. Monterey, CA, USA | 18, 22 May
  100. Mumbai, India | 18, 25 May
  101. Mumbai, India | 19, 26 May
  102. Mwanza, Tanzania | TBD
  103. Mwanza, Tanzania | 20 May
  104. Mwanza, Tanzania | 26 May
  105. Nairobi, Kenya | 30 May
  106. Nairobi, Kenya | 18, 19, 23, 24 May
  107. Nairobi, Kenya | 21, 22 May
  108. Nairobi, Kenya | 27 May 
  109. Nairobi, Kenya | 19, 20 May
  110. Nanyuki, Kenya | 24 May
  111. New Orleans, LA, USA | 23 May
  112. New York, NY, US | 22 May
  113. New York, NY, US | 20 May
  114. Nyamira, Kenya | 26 May
  115. Nzega, Tanzania | 19 May 
  116. Nzega, Tanzania | 19 May
  117. Onitsha. Nigeria | 20 May
  118. Ozoro, Nigeria | 20 May
  119. Palo Alto, CA, US | 20-21 May
  120. Paris, France | 23 May
  121. Paris, France | 23 May
  122. Pornic, France | 23 May
  123. Port Harcourt, Nigeria | 23 May 
  124. Pune, India | 27 May
  125. Quezon City, Philippines | 28 May
  126. Quezon City, Philippines | 29 May
  127. Rio de Janiero, Brazil | 25 May
  128. San Francisco, CA, US | 21 May
  129. San Jose, Costa Rica | 26 May 
  130. San Jose, CA, US | 20 May
  131. Santiago, Chile | 25 May
  132. Sao Paulo, Brazil | 25 May
  133. São Paulo, Brazil | 26, 27 May
  134. São Paulo, Brazil | 18, 19, 21, 27, 28 May
  135. Shandong, China | 21, 22 May
  136. Singapore, Singapore | 28 May
  137. Singapore, Singapore | 27 May
  138. Singapore, Singapore | 25 May
  139. Singapore, Singapore | 27 May
  140. Singapore, Singapore | 25 May
  141. Singapore, Singapore | 22 May
  142. Singapore, Singapore | 25 May
  143. Sterling, VA, US | 25-26 May
  144. Stockoholm, Sweden | 23 May 
  145. Surat, India | 20 May
  146. Sydney, Australia | 20 May
  147. Sydney, Australia | 19 May
  148. Sydney, Australia | 18-28 May
  149. Sydney, Australia | 24 May 
  150. Tacoma, WA, US | 24 May
  151. Tanga City, Tanzania | 19, 21 May
  152. Tanga City, Tanzania | 20 May 
  153. Taveta, Kenya | 21 May
  154. Toronto, Canada | 21 May
  155. Toronto, Canada | 20 May
  156. Toronto, Canada | 24 May 
  157. Vancouver, Canada | 18 May
  158. Vancouver, Canada | 20, 27 May
  159. Varanasi, India | 22 May 2017
  160. Vigo, Spain | 26-27 May 2017
  161. Wiesbadenl, Germany | 17 May 
  162. York, UK |  22, 26 May
  163. Zürich, Switzerland | 22-23 May


163 planned events | 39 countries | As of 15 May 14:01 PST