No Waste Challenge
The No Waste Challenge presented by What Design Can Do and the IKEA Foundation is now open for submissions! This global design competition focuses on addressing the enormous impact of waste and consumerism on climate change.
One challenge, three design briefs
The No Waste Challenge offers three global design briefs for participants to choose from. Each brief addresses a different aspect of the waste problem, while being broad enough to allow for diverse perspectives, and for solutions that are rooted in local contexts.
While selecting a brief, take some time to consider the context of your design. Waste is a global problem, but one which disproportionately affects the most vulnerable people in the world. So while we are facing the same storm, we are doing so in very different boats.
As we push towards a global circular economy, we have to be conscious of local challenges and opportunities. To take different perspectives into account, we conducted research with the help of partners in six major cities: Amsterdam, Delhi, Mexico City, Nairobi, São Paulo & Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo. In each of these cities we have developed a localised challenge programme to guide participants from the region.
How can we inspire the use of fewer natural resources and consume more mindfully?
How can we make products and materials that are kept in use and/or regenerate natural systems?
How can we use waste as a resource or dispose more responsibly?
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