How to Use Design Thinking to Advance Systemic Change, One Cup at a Time
Amid burbling espresso machines and towering stacks of cups, six teams in the NextGen Circular Business Accelerator are taking waste-free cup solutions to the next level. Venturing back of house at restaurants and into the world of waste management, see how teams use five design thinking practices to advance solutions for a more circular future.
Closed Loop Partners Announces 12 Winners of the NextGen Cup Challenge to Reimagine the Future of the Fiber To-Go Cup
After a rigorous four-month review process by an esteemed group of judges including NextGen Consortium business leaders, as well as experts in recycling, composting and packaging, the Challenge narrowed the nearly 500 submissions from over 50 countries down to 12 winners.
NextGen To-Go Coffee Cup: Shortlist Announcement
With over 250 billion cups produced a year, there is a lot of opportunity for improving the recoverability of materials at end-of-life. Nearly 500 innovative ideas were submitted to the NextGen Cup Challenge, and we announced 29 shortlisted entrants on December 10th…
Reimagining To-Go Cups is Just the Beginning: NextGen Seeks Holistic Solutions to Value Chain Challenges
Every day, millions of people around the world enjoy a hot coffee or cold beverage on the go. While these drinks have become an important part of our routines, the fiber cups that hold them are damaging the environment…