Ocean Plastics: £1m Global Competition Launched to find Alternatives to Single-use Items

A £1m competition has been launched to find ways to save the oceans from plastic pollution. Entrants must focus on designing alternatives to single-use plastics and seeking ways industry can tackle plastic waste.

Sky and National Geographic have joined forces by backing a search for proposals that “accelerate and scale up ideas”, organisers said.

Entrants are being challenged to focus on designing alternatives to single-use plastics, identifying ways industry can tackle plastic waste through supply chains and communicating the problem through data visualisation.


The prize for the best suggestions in The Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge is a share of $1.5m (£1.16m) in awards and investment.

The challenge is composed of three complementary tracks that will run simultaneously—Design, Circular Economy, and Data Visualization.

The deadline for entries is 11 June, with the winners being announced in December.

To find out more about the challenge and to register click here.


External Sources

National Geographic Society website: Innovation Challenge, Ocean Plastic