Expo 2020 Dubai aims to showcase cutting-edge practices of sustainability in a bid to inspire millions to make changes in their lives and communities.
This challenge does not start when Expo’s gates open on 20 October, 2020. We are already supporting sustainable innovations around the world through our global social impact programme Expo Live, with grants of up to USD 100,000 each, plus business guidance and exposure, to help ensure the innovations reach their full potential.
On World Environment Day, we celebrate five Expo Live Global Innovators that are supporting this year’s mission to ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’:
- - Saathi Eco Innovations is an India-based project that makes 100 per cent biodegradable sanitary pads from locally-sourced banana fibre
- - Kabadiwalla Connect is developing smart bins that alert collectors when they reach capacity, boosting incomes while diverting India’s plastic waste away from landfill
- - Paptic is a Finnish firm tackling the problem of single-use plastic with its wood-based alternative for short-life packaging
- - The Plastic Bank is a Canadian organisation establishing convenience stores in Haiti that accept plastic waste as currency, addressing pollution and poverty in one go
- - WooBox is a Serbian firm producing wooden, wool-lined boxes that replace the need for environmentally-damaging polystyrene commonly used in the food industry
To find out more about these Global Innovators and how Expo Live is supporting creative solutions to global problems, visit https://www.expo2020dubai.com/expo-live/expo-live