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Circular Plastics Challenge

Join to propose industry-shifting ideas to keep plastics in the economy and out of the environment.
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Industry Connections Networking Event
prize:
$13,500
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Overview

We need innovative leaders like you to imagine how we can craft a truly circular economy! Industry-leading companies are eager for fresh, out-of-the-box thinking to push the plastics industry to become more circular, at scale. In an effort towards making progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Production and Consumption, Net Impact’s Circular Plastics Challenge calls upon innovators, systems-thinkers, and practitioners from all walks of life and levels of study to consider:

How might we increase the supply of rPET to create a more circular economy for plastics? 

All who download the challenge brief will gain exclusive access to a career-focused industry connections event where they will hear from and network with subject matter experts in the fields of material circulation and sustainability.

Up to five teams will be selected as finalists in the Circular Plastics Challenge. Finalist teams will be paired with a subject matter expert mentor to refine and prepare their presentation ahead of the finals. Finalist teams will present their solution to a panel of expert judges at the virtual Final Showcase event, which will be broadcast live at NPE, the largest plastics trade show in the Americas. The first place team will receive the $10,000 USD grand prize, with second and third place teams taking home $2,500 USD and $1,000 USD respectively. 

 

Finalist Benefits

  • Five finalist teams will be paired with a subject matter expert mentor to improve their final pitch ahead of the virtual Final Showcase.
     
  • Win Prizes
    • First Place: $10,000
    • Second Place: $2,500
    • Third Place: $1,000
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