Image courtesy of Startup Compete

Image courtesy of Startup Compete

Think Beyond Plastic 2016

Meshbottles was named one of the finalists in this year's Think Beyond Plastic innovation competition.

What is Think Beyond Plastic?

Plastic pollution is changing the planet in a way that jeopardizes human security and well-being. The plastic pollution trend we are contributing to differs alarmingly from any other pollution trends. It is driven by the unintended uses of a material that is long-lasting, toxic and intentionally cheap. The effects of plastic pollution are being felt across the globe – in our oceans, our rivers, our air and the food chain. Plastic pollution can be found in almost every one of us. 

We no longer have the luxury of treating plastic pollution as a future problem that can be mitigated by end-of-life actions. It is urgent and massive. It is here now.

We are looking for disruptive innovation in materials, manufacturing, product design or recycling that measurably reduce plastic pollution and its global economic, environmental and public health impacts.