Plastic pollution turns our planet into a giant toxic dump. Millions of plastic bags and plastic packaging clog the streets of our cities, and small fragments of different plastics at sea have long turned to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This is supported by numerous people from the dependence of modern plastics. Recent ecological studies clearly demonstrate to us that such a relationship should be treated urgently.
The project «Think Beyond Plastic» (literally "think outside the outside plastic") hopes that somebody of his future participants will wake the spirit of an entrepreneur and innovator, so the problem will be found a plastic expansion. This solution will clean all the plastic waste from garbage cans and dumps. The project is supported notorious Bonnaroo Music Festival and the magazine Rolling Stone. They expect that the participants inventors find a material that will completely replace the plastic and allow to live in harmony with nature, having also excellent quality and good marketing performance.
Participation in the project is open to companies or groups of developers who are in the early stages of preparation are described in material or have his prototype, able to positively influence the solution to the problem of plastic pollution and meeting the principles of sustainable development on a global scale. Project winners will receive a prize of $ 50 thousand from the investor's A-Spark Good Ventures, with a 10% share of future production, and legal services in the amount of $ 5 thousand of Cooley LLP. Organizers of the project also provides for the prize "for the best idea" to the remuneration of A-Spark Good Ventures in the amount of $ 10 thousand, with a 5% share of future production, and legal services in the amount of $ 3 thousand of Cooley LLP.
Those who have the intention and some ideas to save the world from a plastic nightmare, need up to March 10, 2013 fill in the online form to enter the number of participants and can enjoy the investment to promote their ideas.