PDL taking off in Copenhagen, at YES 2016

PDL at YES 2016

The PDL team from Zero Waste Europe is extremely excited to announce that we will be soon LIVE! The first workshop will take place on the 10th and 11th of November in the city of Copenhagen, as part of the 2016 edition of the Young Engineer Solution (YES) Competition organised by the Danish Engineering Association of Young Professionals (IDA YP). During this event, engineering, science students and professionals will be challenged to come up with solutions for one of the biggest environmental problem of our time: plastic pollution in the oceans (take a look at the video we took on one of Tagaytay beaches in The Philippines).

The focus of YES 2016 is the challenge of micro- and macro plastic pollution all over the world. Plastic in the oceans is becoming a major global problem which threatens our ecosystems. What to do to prevent plastic from ending up in the oceans, to collect plastic from the oceans and to reuse the plastic when it has been collected. 

Join us and be part of YES Competition! It is a free 2 day event where you can meet professionals and students from different cultures and backgrounds who share the same clear goal: get rid of marine litter for good!
Together with other organisations and experts, we will be supporting and guiding the participants to come up with the best and real ideas that can create an impact beyond the scope of the workshop. Your goal is to develop the idea at the best in order to pitch it in front of the jury, and make them love your idea! 


How will the People’s Design Lab Platform be present at YES 2016?

The People's Design Lab's winning products, i.e. the worst designed ones, will be taken to YES 2016 in order to show where the focus for a redesign and rethink lays.
Don’t forget to submit the worst product ever designed in our platform! You only have 10 days left to nominate a non-sustainable product in any of the categories (Russian Doll, Bin Again, Weakest Link and Open category, read more in our About section) before the voting phase will start. Keep an eye open!

For your product to be at YES 2016 you will have to promote it through social media and get as many votes as possible during the two phases. Don’t worry, you don’t need to remember all the dates: we will send you an email for the finalists and the winning voting phases.


Are you ready to take this challenge?

The application process for the event is already opened and you can get the  information needed about registration, participation and accommodation at the Facebook site of YES 2016 Event , as well as at IDA’s website.

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