In the fall of 2018 the Dutch pilot team kickstarts their PTWIST revaluating plastic movement with the Plastic Design challenge. During this challenge, teams consisting of students as citizens will be assigned a plastic waste flow from the local business community, and partners, such as Sodexo, Coolrec (van Gansewinkel), PWC and the municipality of Rotterdam.
From there on, they follow an inspiring but intense trajectory of 3-6 months, guided by local experts. The challenge learns teams how to analyse the material, conceptualize product ideas and materialize them into prototypes. with the local community, especially looking at creating business. At the end teams have created a recycled prototype with underlying and validated business model.
The final prototypes are presented during Playground Plastics, a big festival that focuses on revaluating and rethinking the way we look at plastics.