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5.10.2017
Skipping Rocks Lab has won the $200,000
New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize in the Circular Design Challenge, for our entry “DELTA” which is a development of Ooho for sachet applications.
We are so honored to be a winner as there were over 600 amazing entries to the competition. You read more about it here: https://newplasticseconomy.org/…/circular-design-challenge-…

DELTA Innovators ​win​ ​$1​ ​million​ ​to​ ​prevent​ ​ocean​ ​plastics

Malta, October 5, 2017
Highlights:
● Six innovators will share a $1 million prize for new designs to prevent plastic from
becoming waste and entering the ocean
● The winners will be presented with their awards today by Karmenu Vella, European
Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, at the Our Ocean
conference in Malta hosted by the European Union.
● Also today at Our Ocean, six participants of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New
Plastics Economy initiative – MARS, M&S, PepsiCo, The Coca-Cola Company,
Unilever, and Werner & Mertz – are making or reiterating pledges to use 100%
reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging by 2025 at the latest
● The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is calling on industry to adopt more commitments
and scale up innovation to keep plastics in the economy and out of the ocean
With 8 million tonnes of plastic entering the ocean each year, action is needed urgently to
change the way we make and use plastics, so that they don’t become waste in the first
place. That is why the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, together with the Prince of Wales’s
International Sustainability Unit, launched the $2m New Plastics Economy Innovation
Prize in May this year. The Prize is funded by Wendy Schmidt as Lead Philanthropic Partner
of the New Plastics Economy initiative.
Today the winners of the $1m Circular Design Challenge (part one of the Prize, run in
collaboration with OpenIDEO) are being awarded by Karmenu Vella, European
Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, at the Our Ocean
conference in Malta. The Challenge focused on the 30% of plastic packaging items that are
either too small or too complex to be recycled and often find their way into the ocean, for
example shampoo sachets, wrappers, and coffee cup lids. More than 600 innovators from 22290089_901604553351090_4145059220895096689_o.jpgover 60 countries from across the world participated.

https://newplasticseconomy.org/innovation-prize
http://ourocean2017.org/sites/default/files/2017-emf.pdf

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