Open call - Circular Plastic Use: Innovate & Change to Close the Loop

The Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVForum) Workshop Series on Circular Plastic Use: Innovate & Change to Close the Loop offers participants the opportunity to design and implement innovative solutions in the field of circular plastic use and waste management. This project is organized in association with INNOWO

Planned for June 2021, the virtual event is designed for innovators to work on localised, scalable and cost-efficient solutions to address environmental challenges related to plastics, the attainment of SDG 12, Ensuring Sustainable Consumption and Production, and the transition from a linear to a circular economy. The focus will be on Plastic Waste and the 3RsReduce, Reuse, Recycle – by applying the Design Thinking Methodology.

The goal of the project is to find practical and scalable solutions for chosen problem related to plastic. The project will consist of 3 workshops inspired by the design thinking process:

  1. Introduction to CE & plastic (input for empathise & define)
  2. Challenge - 3R in Action (ideation & prototype) 
  3. Making Things Happen (prototype & test).

The workshop series is completely free of charge and open to all ASEM Citizens to apply. All  individuals from civil society, private and government sector who are interested in making a difference and shape their working environment are invited to participate. To ensure the best collaborative experience for all, the workshop will be limited to approximately 50 participants from Asia and Europe.

The call is open till 20 May 2021. Shortlisted participants will meet at three international online workshops in June 2021.

For more information about the workshop and to apply, please visit this website. For enquiries, please contact or
Let’s RE-think plastic together for better future!