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The Klosters Forum and Think Beyond Plastic Foundation

First place winners

Cash prize of US $25,000 and a place at the 2019 Think Beyond Plastic acceleration program.

New materials and chemistry to replace current fossil-fuel based plastics


Antimicrobial bioplastic production made of olive seeds

Waste reduction, avoidance and recycling

A.C.Biode Plastics

Carbonizing waste by catalysts on site

Innovative product delivery systems


Reusable system for takeaway food

Second place

Chemolex, Airship, Plastic Bank

Honorable mentions

Aeropowder, Biocelection, Sort LLC, Refill My Bottle, Kecipir

Launched in 2012, the annual Think Beyond Plastic innovation challenges inspire the human spirit and raise a wave of innovation and entrepreneurship for solutions to global plastic pollution, with special focus on in new materials, green chemistry and innovative product delivery models. Each year,  a growing group of entrepreneurs and innovators demonstrate a breadth of solutions and innovations, a true testament to the power of human ingenuity and spirit. 

The content of the written submission for the 2019 Plastics Innovation Challenge is not intended for the use of, nor is intended to be relied upon, by any person, firm or corporation, other than The Klosters Forum and Think Beyond Plastic™ for the purpose of participating in the Innovation Challenge. The submission will not be released in whole or in part to any third party without the written consent of the applicant.

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