Beyond the Bag Challenge: $1 Million in Funding for Innovative Solutions

Thu, Aug 6
Carolina Recycling Association
The Challenge aims to identify innovative new design solutions that serve the function of today’s single-use plastic retail bag, delivering ease and convenience for consumers while striving to lessen the impact on the environment.
The Challenge is a part of the Beyond the Bag Initiative, a global initiative launched by Closed Loop Partners’ Center for the Circular Economy with Founding Partners CVS Health, Target, and Walmart. Kroger joins as Grocery Sector Lead Partner and Walgreens as a Supporting Partner, alongside Conservation International and Ocean Conservancy as Environmental Advisory Partners.
Solutions can be submitted from August 3 to September 10, 2020. Selected winners are eligible to receive a portion of $1 million in funding, participate in a Circular Accelerator to receive further assistance in scaling their solutions, and potential access to testing and piloting opportunities.


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