Think beyond plastics: Application opens for Marine Plastics Innovation Challenge 2017


Think beyond plastics: Application opens for Marine Plastics Innovation Challenge 2017

Deadline: October 6, 2017.


Submit your solutions:
Enter the first ever Marine Plastics Innovation Challenge


UN Environment in collaboration with Think Beyond Plastic™ invites university students from all over the globe to take part in the 2017 Marine Plastic Innovation Challenge. The challenge, which is the first of its kind, seeks to highlight solution-oriented engineering, research and communication efforts that can help solve the global marine litter problem.


The innovation challenge is organized around the following four tracks:






One winner in each category will be announced at the Sixth International Marine Debris Conference in San Diego, California (March 12-16, 2018). Winners will have the chance to present their ideas at the conference and gain entry into the Think Beyond Plastic annual acceleration program.


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The 2017 Marine Plastics Innovation Challenge is open to any university students who are 18 or above at the time of submissions. The challenge is not open to employees or contractors of Think Beyond Plastics and the United Nations, its specialized agencies, or its Funds or Programmes, including UN Environment. Additionally, any person directly or indirectly involved with organizing the Challenge, or their direct family members, may not take part in the Challenge.



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Kunlere Idowu

Kunlere is an environment and sustainable development strategist with years of active experience in environmental compliance monitoring and enforcement. You may follow him on Twitter via @kunlere_idowu



  1. Adetunji Muhammed Oyedeji 4 months ago July 8, 2017

    I will love to be getting updates on environmental issues and latest trends on workshops, seminars, short courses etc

    • Kunlere Idowu 3 months ago July 11, 2017

      Dear Adetunji Muhammed Oyedeji,

      Thank you for your message.

      We will keep you posted as new opportunities open. Stay glued to this page!


      Kunlere Idowu

      Project Lead,


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