Deadline: 2019-01-11 Award: £2,400 Open to: Everyone*
The urgency to act is the driving force behind this competition: a challenge designed to get the creative community engaged with our plastic world and propose innovative solutions from a design-led solution.
Plastic pollution in our oceans is one of the biggest environmental problems we are facing today on our planet. We invite creatives and visionaries from all around the world to join in and fight plastic pollution through raw creativity, imagination and talent.
We are now witnessing the exponential growth of a world-wide plastic epidemic, as our planet is becoming covered in man-made waste. Every year, we produce over 300 million tonnes of plastic. In other words, the total plastic weight we produce annually is equal to the total weight of the entire adult population of our planet.
This is quickly killing our planet’s marine life – from plankton to whales, corals, birds, seals and turtles – and destroying their delicate ecosystems. But this is just the beginning, as the amount of plastic in the ocean is set to increase tenfold by 2020 and with figures suggesting that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the oceans than there are fish by weight.
We ask you to think of ways to fight the plastic problem in our waters - from rivers to oceans - and turn a threat into an opportunity.