Together with Enviu and Impact Hub we are organizing the Plastic Fantastic Challenge. We mobilize bright minds across Europe to share and develop system changing business concepts to minimize the impact of plastic packaging waste on the environment.
Plastics may well be one of the most impactful innovations of the last century. Most plastics are extremely durable and have provided us with safe and convenient products. However, we use plastics in everyday single use products that are of low value, produced in large quantities, and often not recyclable. Research has shown that the largest segment of waste consists of plastics. Plastic packaging is the most significant contribution to this plastic pollution (63%). This needs to change!
In social partnership with organizations and networks from industry and academia, we organize a competition, to which (graduate) students and (early) entrepreneurs throughout Europe are invited to share and co-create innovative business ideas.
The goal of the Plastic Fantastic Challenge is to reduce the environmental impact of plastic packaging by preventing material ending up as waste and polluting our environment. We will bring about a long-term systemic change through inspiring and incubating innovative entrepreneurial solutions that tackle this issue.