Senior Project Manager
The purpose of the innovation competition is to contribute to a faster reduction of microplastics emissions from textile washing. The competition will accelerate the market introduction of filter solutions with the aim of paving the way for criteria for microplastics emissions in the Ecodesign Directive for washing machines and filter solutions.
The project is an international innovation competition - Zero Microplastics Challenge 2020 - which aims to significantly reduce emissions of microplastics from textile washing before the effects of the renewed Eco-design directive hit the market and society. The competition is expected to stimulate players to accelerate the development of market-based solutions to help achieve SDG6 and 14 without sacrificing other sustainability goals such as SDG 13 to combat climate change.
The Challenge is aimed directly at both established players in textile laundry industry and also various players that can contribute with innovative ideas and concepts such as startups.
2020-09-21 Start of submittal of Entries (initial Solutions and Teams)
2020-10-16 Screening of Entries starts and last date to send in solutions
2020-10-29 Virtual Kick-off
2020-11-04 Virtual WS #1
2020-11-18 Virtual WS #2
2020-11-23 Last date to submit the physical part of the solution and final evaluation starts
2020-12-16 Final Event and Period of "beyond of contest" starts
Zero Microplastics Challenge 2020
Västra Götaland Region
IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Project members from IVL, Elin Eriksson, Lisbeth Dahllöf, Sara Sköld