- National Geographic and Sky Announce Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge Winners. Read the press release.
The Plastic Problem
Sky Ocean Ventures and National Geographic have joined forces in the fight to eradicate the destructive impact of plastic waste in the world’s oceans. Sky Ocean Ventures was launched in March 2018 with a £25 million cornerstone commitment from Sky and the objective of seeking out investment opportunities in start-up innovation businesses that can help solve the ocean plastic waste crisis. The National Geographic Society is bringing together its global network of scientists and academics to support the fund’s vision, along with a financial commitment focused on activity that aligns with its mission, values, and objectives.
Meet the Winners
Three teams from Chile, France, and Germany have been announced as the winners of the National Geographic and Sky Ocean Ventures Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge. Selected from an impressive group of nearly 300 teams from around the world, the winners received prize money to implement their ideas to reduce the amount of single-use plastic reaching the ocean.
Photograph by Justin Hofman, National Geographic ; Mohamed Abdulraheem, Shutterstock (Design Track) ; Photograph by GCShutter, Getty Images (Circular Economy Track) ; Hero Images, Getty Images (Data Visualization Track) ; Randy Olson, National Geographic (Planet or Plastic?) ; Jing Cai/EyeEM (Courtesy Sky Ocean VentureS) ; Danita Delimont, Getty Images (More Ways to Make a Difference)