Announcing the 2019 Plastics Innovation Challenge! Launched in 2012, the Think Beyond Plastic Annual Innovation Challenge seeks to inspire the human spirit to raise global #innovation and for upstream innovations in new materials, green chemistry and new product delivery models. Each year, it attracts a growing global audience of #entrepreneurs, #innovators, #scientists and #students, committed to viable solutions to plastic pollution. The 2019 Plastics Innovation Challenge, in partnership with The Klosters Forum, aims to engage innovators around the world in a #solutions-oriented effort to stem the flow of plastics into our ocean, in three tracks: -New materials and chemistry to replace current fossil-fuel based plastics -Waste reduction, avoidance and recycling -Innovative product delivery systems Three winners will each receive a prize valued at US $40,000 comprised of $25,000 seed funding and a place at the 2019 Think Beyond Plastic accelerator, valued at $15,000. Winners will be invited to showcase at Think Beyond Plastic’s 5th annual Investor Forum. Applications are accepted now through April 30, 2019.