How might we get products to people without generating plastic waste?

We are so excited to announce that our client, Refill Depot has just made it to the next level of the IDEO Challenge that asks "How might we get products to people without generating plastic waste?

Refill Depots entered the challenge with the solution to 'Eliminating plastic packaging waste by redesigning the distribution model for everyday products with technology-advanced Refill Systems.'

Refill Depot has made it past the 'Idea Phase' as one of the top 100 selected to move on the next step of design thinking refinement.  

Top 3 winners will be invited to participate in the Think Beyond Plastics Accelerator Program, a 12- month program specifically designed to advance their innovation. The program provides customized mentorship by industry experts on topics ranging from specific guidance on industry needs and requirements, to relevant science, business basics, global IP protection, strategic partnerships, investor strategies, CEO experience, and others. Participants in the Accelerator Phase can expect:

▪ Access to innovation labs for testing of viability and scalability, and guidance support
▪ The opportunity to present their idea at 2 widely publicized events, in front of a crowd of potential customers, business partners and investors
▪ Receiving amplifying media exposure in both media and on social media platforms

If you have a second, like the page or leave us some much needed feedback for the next phase of the challenge at: https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/circular-design/refinement/refill-depot-inc