Plastic Pollution Coalition is seeking scalable solutions to nominate for The Earthshot Prize, as one 334 official Nominators from 80 countries selected by The Earthshot Prize team in 2022 for “their leadership in repairing our planet, as well as their networks with individuals, teams, and organisations from all corners of the world, who are leading on solutions to the pressing environmental challenges that we face today.” Winners of The Earthshot Prize will be granted GBP £1 million, along with additional support to help scale their impact.
What We’re Looking for at Plastic Pollution Coalition
At PPC, we will prioritize nominating projects that address the plastic pollution crisis at the source by seeking ways to reduce plastic production and use, center environmental justice, and have the potential to scale in the next few years to make an even bigger impact. We will give preference to those groups and individuals who are members or partners of Plastic Pollution Coalition. Not a member yet? Join here.
According to The Earthshot Prize team, the proposed impact should be realistic and achievable by 2025. At PPC, we expect we will nominate projects primarily in the Build A Waste-Free Worldand Fix Our Climate Earthshot categories, but realize that solutions to plastic pollution fit into multiple categories.
About The Earthshot Prize
Launched by Prince William and The Royal Foundation in October 2020, The Earthshot Prize is the most prestigious global environment prize in history, designed to incentivize change and help repair our planet over the next 10 years. The Prize aims to turn the current pessimism surrounding environmental issues into optimism, by highlighting the ability of human ingenuity to bring about change, and inspiring collective action.
The Earth is at a tipping point and we face a stark choice: either we continue as we are and irreparably damage our planet, or we remember our unique power as human beings and our continual ability to lead, innovate and problem-solve. People can achieve great things. The next 10 years present us with one of our greatest tests—a decade of action to repair the Earth.Prince William
The Five Earthshots
Taking inspiration from President John F. Kennedy’s Moonshot, which united millions of people around an organizing goal to put man on the moon and catalyzed the development of new technology in the 1960s, The Earthshot Prize is centered around five ‘Earthshots’ – simple but ambitious goals for our planet, which if achieved by 2030 will improve life for us all, for generations to come. The five Earthshots are: Protect & Restore Nature, Clean Our Air, Revive Our Oceans, Build A Waste-Free World, and Fix Our Climate.
Each Earthshot is underpinned by scientifically agreed targets including the UN Sustainable Development Goals and other internationally recognized measures to help repair our planet. By bringing these five critical issues together, The Earthshot Prize recognizes the interconnectivity between environmental challenges and the urgent need to tackle them together.
The Prize: One Million Pounds (GBP) and More!
Winners of The Earthshot Prize will be granted GBP £1million to scale their impact. Winners and Finalists are also given a global platform and profile and tailored support from the Prize’s Global Alliance network, including in-kind support and partnership opportunities.
Thank You For Submitting Nominations
Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination. We are no longer accepting nominations. We will notify those projects we are moving forward for consideration on February 18.