Are you interested in finding solution to the problem of Plastic Packaging ? Does the plastic trash disturb you ? Would you like to make your contribution to an environmental initiative? Do you want to try your bit to help preserve the oceans and the land to solve the menace created due to mishandling of Plastic?
Reimagine Plastic, an Open Innovation Challenge offers the opportunity for innovators accross the world to make a difference in the way we dispose plastic. We encourage to take a step towards solving the difficult to recyle plastic - Multi Layer Plastic (MLP) using principles of Circular Economy and Design Thinking.
Concept of a circular economy refers to regenerativity of a product. In linear economy, product once used, is disposed. Whereas in circular economy, the product is recycled to its original constituents for reuse. To achieve a circular economy, end product is collected, recycled and brought back into use as a new or the virgin product.
Reimagine Plastic is calling on designers, engineers, scientists, innovators, technplogists and entreprenuers to come together in creating a circular and sustainable future for Multilayer Plastic.
How do we improve models and processes of collection?
How might we Design & Create products by using MLP granules ?
How might we recover higher quality and purer material from MLP using new technologies at Scale ?
The challenge involves ideas or solutions to ease the collection if MLP by
When a multilayered plastic is recycled, its cleaned, processed and shredded into granules. These granules are combination of all kinds of plastic. For this challenge, the applicants need to come up with various product ideas that can be made from these granules that may or may not use the various plastic properties. Ideally the product should have a larger shelf life so that its not thrown as often as the single use plastic.
Concept of a circular economy refers to the regenerativity of the product. In a linear economy, the product once used, is disposed. Whereas in circular economy, the product is recycled to its original materials for reuse. For this challenge, the applicants would find out various methods to bring back the different plastics used in MLP. They need to come up with new methods/processes (chemical or mechanical) that would recover and identify plastics based on their properties.
|Location||Global : no restrictions : having valid passport|
|Stage||Idea, Prototype, Pilot, Minimam Viable Product(MVP)|
|Patent||Preferred but not mandatory|
|Technology||Tech driven preferred, should be scalable|
|for Idea stage applicants||Detailed concept note mandatory|