FROM PLASTIC
POLLUTION TO
UPCYCLING ECONOMY

VMware, DAML, and Dell Boomi invite you to help in the challenge of enabling more corporations to utilize the global supply chain by ensuring social benefits for communities renewable plastics sourcing plastic from the ocean and beaches.

Find out below what you can do and how you can participate in Odyssey Momentum, November 13-15, 2020.

An invitation to get involved

During Odyssey Momentum, November 13-15, five selected teams will build new solutions to the challenge of VMware, DAML and Dell Boomi. We invite you to join the online environment to see what teams are working on, interact with their ideas, and contribute to new solutions that are valuable for you.
Therefore, VMware, DAML and Dell Boomi are inviting multinationals with corporate responsibility challenges, ocean plastic cleaning initiatives, manufacturers that want to use plastics sourced from the ocean, and many other stakeholders to work with the teams, be the first to test and give feedback to the solutions, and then help launch the best solutions after the event.

WHY WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOUR HELP

Our oceans contain an estimated 86 million metric tons of plastic comprised of five trillion individual items. The tracking and re-use of this plastic for upcycled packaging is growing, with initiatives including Dell’s Next Wave, VMware’s blockchain and DAML to track plastics origins.
Communities and individuals risk injury when sourcing the plastic, and corporations fear being held accountable for investing in child labour, as the communities cannot prove who sourced the plastic. Social aspects are the key challenge to the current process.
From Plastic Polution to Upcycling Economy Impact
Currently, the vast majority of plastic is not recycled, especially in developing countries. There are no open, fully inclusive and accessible upcycling marketplaces or incentives. To achieve a global, commercially viable ocean plastics supply chain, capturing the initial source of the recycled plastic is crucial.

Impact

At current rates, by 2050 the seas will contain more plastic than fish. Creating and being able to prove a healthy work environment will unlock corporate utilization of and investment in recycled plastics, while also generating more jobs in developing countries.

WHAT WE ARE BUILDING

The challenge for the teams and everyone helping them:

“Build a solution that incentivizes corporations to source used plastic from communities in developing countries in order to create a socially inclusive and beneficial plastic sourcing process, encouraging corporations to invest and contribute to the upcycling economy and meet their corporate responsibility standards.”

Find out what each team is building and which part of the problem they are tackling, and how you can contribute.

Selected teams

Empower

DasMeer

Kryha Plastic

Circularise – School of Data Science

Wipro

Ecosystem

VMWARE BLOCKCHAIN

DELL BOOMI

DIGITAL ASSET DAML

TIMELINE


By applying for Momentum, you can take part in these activities:

PREPARING

September-October 2020

Getting ready phase

Connect and prepare with everyone ahead of Odyssey Momentum (online):

  • Touching Base Session on
    September 15th
  • Getting Ready event on October 29th
  • Challenge meetup

MOMENTUM

November 13-15, 2020

49 hours of online mass collaboration

Co-create new solutions to this challenge with five teams and hundreds of experts:

  • Share your story and experience
  • Ask questions and provide feedback
  • Choose your favorite solution and become part of the pilot project after Momentum

IGNITE

December-January 2020

Starting the pilot

The best solution is turned into a pilot project with everyone involved.

Be the first to test and help improve the solutions.

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THIS CHALLENGE CONTRIBUTES TO SOLVING:

1.4 Equal rights to economic resources.
12.5 The reduction of waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling, and reuse.
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