Winners of the 2021 BEYONDPLASTIC Award announced

Winners of the 2021 BEYONDPLASTIC Award announced

Celebrating excellence in eco-responsible design & initiatives across the world 

The global online platform for eco-designed solutions BEYONDPLASTIC.NET announces the winners of the 2021 BEYOND PLASTIC AWARD.

The Award’s motto is: Let us design and create eco-responsible products and solutions and reduce single-use plastic. Let us start a material and packaging renaissance!

The Award honors the innovation and creativity in sustainable design in four categories: I. Most practical impact to reduce the use of plastics, II. Most innovative approach, III. Most beautiful solution and IV. Best Initiative in Education / Journalism / Campaigning.

For each category there is a Gold, Silver and Bronze Award with cash prizes of 7,000 Euros in total. The Award is directed towards students, designers, engineers, makers, creators, inventors, artists:

Everyone who has an idea, concept, project, prototype or even a solution already in market which supports less single-use plastic is welcome to take part. It can either be an entry which replaces an existing environmentally non-responsible product / package or it can be a completely new solution. The entries are judged and selected by a expert jury panel.

Details about the Award can be found at:

Please see the press release for full details of each winning project. You can download images from the Media Kit here:

The Gold Winners of the 2021 BEYONDPLASTIC Award in the four categories are:

Most Innovative Approach on our goal to reduce plastics

Device for the removal of microplastics from water by Fionn Ferreira, Netherlands

Most Practical Impact

Peel pressure made us do it by Aleksi Vesaluoma, Aleksi Puustinen & Richard Sullivan, Finland

Most Beautiful Solution

Eggshell ceramic by Laura van de Wijdeven, Netherlands

Best Initiative

Circuteria - let’s go circular by Gesa Schneider, Sebastian Stolzenberg, Germany

The Silver Winners of the 2021 BEYONDPLASTIC Award are:

Most Innovative Approach on our goal to reduce plastics

Human-robot interaction for a World Without Plastic Litter by Project.BB, Netherlands

Most Practical Impact

Solo packaging by Ana Clara Argento, Mateus de Freitas Viana, Yago Bunim, Brazil

Most Beautiful Solution

The dissolving bottle by BBDO Guerrero, Philippines

Best Initiative

Suppli: the future of sustainable takeout by Megan Takeda-Tully & Julianna Greco, Canada

The Bronze Winners of the 2021 BEYONDPLASTIC Award are:

Most Innovative Approach on our goal to reduce plastics

Growing with sprout by Patricia Mangulabnan, Philippines

Most Practical Impact

MEDLAstic by Agostina Laurenzano, Spain

Most Beautiful Solution

Bacterial cellulose and eggshell snack packaging by Julia Correia Campos, Brazil

Best Initiative

Sowing circularity by Big Circle Studios, South Africa

BEYONDPLASTIC.NET is a global initiative dedicated to reduce the use of single-use plastic products in order to decrease plastic pollution which is littering landmass, entering water streams and presenting an increasing risk to human and environmental health worldwide. It was launched in 2019 as an politically and commercially independent online platform for environmentalists, packaging designers & engineers and companies to present and exchange ideas, concepts and products of eco-responsible solutions replacing plastic packages. It is initiated by Ulrich Krzyminski - entrepreneur, engineer & inventor - who has an industry insight in the printing & packaging industry.

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