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    Circular Innovation Jam 2020

    The Circular Innovation Jam sought to develop inclusive, innovative solutions to advance local circular economies for plastics and effective waste management systems across South and Southeast Asia. Rather than “jamming” with music, we invited participants to jam with their ideas and unique insights to reduce ocean plastic pollution through this virtual design sprint.

    Build Solutions, Reduce Plastic Pollution

    Developing Inclusive Solutions For Regional Challenges

    Our 430 participants focused on developing innovations and prototypes for our regional challenge statements: reuse models and packaging, waste systems, and waterways. Such complex challenges require diverse mindsets and expertise to solve them.

    The Circular Innovation Jam offers a platform for rapid collaboration among diverse participants within a local context. These jam sessions welcome problem-solving by local citizens and organizations, and seek to design with the very people who know and interact with the issues across the five target countries—Indonesia, India, Vietnam, Philippines and Thailand.

    The Winners

    Each winner received US$5,000 worth of support to continue developing their businesses, and create greater impact in local waste management and recycling systems.

    The Finalists

    After the Virtual Design Sprint, 25 teams from the five target countries were selected to join a 4-week Idea Refinement phase where they were supported by 75 mentors.

    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Philippines
    • Thailand
    • Vietnam

    Evlogia Eco Care

    R-Cube Plastics

    PRAGYA

    Ecowrap

    Palok Poriborton

    Asymptotic Innovators

    Rent-O-ReWa

    Anti-Landfill Champs

    Nanolabs LRC Co. Ltd.

    One 4 Zero

    Ouro Prime

    Plastic Mountain

    Ralava

    Team Trashless

    The Judges

    Ellen Martin

    The Circulate Initiative

    Jonah de Lumen-Pernia

    Coca-Cola

    Archawat ‘Ohm’ Chareonsilp

    PepsiCo

    Karyanto

    Danone

    Carlo Delantar

    Gobi Partners

    Courtney Savie Lawrence

    UNDP Asia Pacific Regional Innovation Centre

    Regula Schegg

    Circulate Capital

    Ariel Muller

    Forum for the Future

    Miles Oberton

    Chevron Phillips Chemical Company

    Yumi Nishikawa

    WWF

    Priya Thachadi

    Villgro Philippines

    Matteo Chiampo

    SecondMuse

    Jocelyn Matyas

    SecondMuse

    The Circular Innovation Jam In Numbers

    Plastic waste is a global issue and it is inspiring to see many different organizations and individuals coming together to create change—one idea at a time!

    Organizing Partners

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