Global Call for Green Alternatives to Plastic Bags

The Beyond the Bag Challenge seeks to identify innovative new design solutions to create a system that serves the function of the current retail bag in a serviceable manner which is sustainable and eco-friendly.

Successful solutions must strive to be compatible in diverse retail environments, deliver the ease and convenience of the single-use plastic bag, and reduce or eliminate the environmental impact. Solutions may include reusable models, bagless solutions and innovative materials.

Individuals, teams of individuals and legal entities from all countries and territories are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Winning ideas will receive a portion of US $1 million (approx. £760,000) in funding, participate in a Circular Accelerator programme to receive further assistance in scaling, and access testing and potential piloting opportunities.

The deadline for submission of applications is 4 September 2020.

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