$2m plastic packaging design competition launched

A prize fund worth $2m is up for grabs for individuals and organisations who come up with solutions to ocean plastic pollution. 

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the Prince of Wales’ International Sustainability Unit (ISU) launched the fund to find ways to prevent plastics entering the ocean. 

The competition is part of MacArthur’s New Plastics Economy project, which is trying to discover how to break the ‘take, make, dispose’ nature of the plastics sector. A report by the project found that 32% of plastic packaging ends up polluting the environment. 

‘This is a systemic issue. We need to go to the beginning of the pipe, the manufacturing, and build a system that works,’ MacArthur said. 

The competition has two main categories:

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