Impact Hub Plastics Ecosystem

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Every minute, we collectively buy 1 million plastic bottles and use more than 1 million plastic bags. Our excessive plastic use has led to the infamous Plastic Soup in the Pacific Ocean, beach and river pollution, microplastics in our food chain and a tremendous loss of biodiversity. Thankfully, countless organisations and entrepreneurs have started the battle against plastic waste - and we aim to accelerate that process.

Through our ecosystem approach, we bring together and strengthen relationships between entrepreneurs, investors, government, and other organisations. Together we accelerate innovation and bring about positive change in how we use, produce and dispose of plastics. Come to an event, sign up for one of our accelerator programs, or become an Impact Hub member and be part of our Plastics Ecosystem!

Programs

BUSINESS MODEL CHALLENGE | PLASTICS EDITION

Applications OPEN for March 2020!
During the plastics edition of our Business Model Challenge (BMC), 10-12 entrepreneurs who want to tackle plastic pollution through business will get started on their business model. They will work with experts and mentors to turn their innovative idea into a successful impact startup in just three months!
Click here to see who took part in the 2019 edition >>

PLASTIC-FREE OCEAN ACCELERATOR

January - October 2018
With plastic waste getting into the ocean at a rate of 1 garbage truck per minute and a bleak prediction of more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050, the time to act is now. WWF and Impact Hub Amsterdam are joining forces to accelerate startups that develop innovative solutions to reduce plastic pollution and plastic leakage into the ocean.
Click here to visit the Program page >>

Events

Featured Event(s)

28 November
THE WHOLE PACKAGE: INNOVATIONS IN FOOD PACKAGING
How can we make food packaging sustainable? Plastic waste is a global problem, and the EU is preparing the transition towards a circular economy. Where does that leave food packaging? During this event, we will explore trends, innovations and opportunities, together with Futureproof.community by MVO Nederland. More info & tickets >>

Stories

BUILDING THE NEW PLASTICS ECONOMY TOGETHER

In just 60 years, we have collectively generated over 6.3 billion tonnes of plastic waste. Almost 80% of this waste has ended up in a landfill or as litter polluting our soil and oceans. What’s more, each week humans ingest a credit card’s worth of microplastics that, according to new research, may cause damage to the body’s immune cells. The time to act is now.

Read more here >

MEET THE DOPPER CHANGEMAKER CHALLENGE WINNERS

Roos Kolkman wins by launching open-source packages for plastic education! For the third edition of their Changemaker Challenge, Dopper decided to go international! They have asked Impact Hub Amsterdam, Impact Hub Berlin and Impact Hub King’s Cross (London) to help them find the most innovative student ideas for a plastic-free future with crystal-clear waters. So we called upon all students graduating on reducing plastic waste or advancing clean (drinking) water to send in their graduation proposals.

Read more here >

Plastics Membership

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