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Build a
Waste-free
World

By 2030, we choose to
build a world where nothing goes to waste,
where the leftovers of one process become the raw materials of the next – just like they do in nature

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The world we have built is not like this; we throw everything away, and this is harming our planet.

But we have the power to build something better.

We choose to eliminate food waste, single-use packaging, and inspire a new generation of people, companies, and industries to reuse, repurpose, and recycle.

We will award The Earthshot Prize to the most outstanding efforts to meet this challenge.

To the organisations that are eliminating single-use products and packaging; to the cities that revolutionise their waste management systems; and to the innovators who give new life to things destined for landfill.

We choose to build a system that can work forever, where people everywhere can live safe, healthy and happy lives, without waste.

How we search for solutions

Creating impact

Some of the impact our Build a Waste-Free World Finalists have had so far.

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4.4MSingle-use plastic products replaced by Notpla's seaweed-based packaging

2.9MPeople have used WOTA BOX + WOSH to wash their hands or take showers

27,000Tonnes of CO2e emissions avoided through Sanergy's solutions

The Earthshot Prize