Flotilla Grand Challenge for Our Planet
Conservation X Labs
Microplastics are in the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat. 35% of primary microplastics in the ocean come from synthetic textiles, like apparel, shoes, and home textiles. These are called microfibres.
Conservation X Labs aims to lead the global effort to halt the impact of microfibres and persistent organic compounds, to improve ocean, animal, and human health. The Flotilla Grand Challenge provides prize money to innovators that have solutions to stop microfibres from entering the environment and causing harm to wildlife, ecosystems, and humans — awarding $500,000 to winning innovations addressing microfibre & synthetic textile pollution.
After the most promising innovations are identified through the Challenge process, Conservation X Labs will work with partners to advance the development and deployment of the most promising innovations.
For more information visit: https://conservationxlabs.com/