Participate in the Eco-Challenge 2022 and compete for US $10,000

Washington, D.C., February 1, 2022. In its efforts to promote sustainable development and contribute to the future of sustainability in Latin America and the Caribbean, The Eco-Challenge 2022 continues to receive proposals for scalable and sustainable solutions that respond to the traditional use of plastic. Young entrepreneurs between 18 and 34 years of age have until February 28, 2022, to register and send the materials requested by the program that will allow them to advance to the next stage.

Participation in the program is completely FREE, and among the many benefits are a series of business training sessions, access to networking and the opportunity to compete for a USD $10,000 prize for the winning team, while the second place team will receive USD $5,000, in addition to international exposure opportunities, personalized mentoring, among many other benefits.

This year, the Eco-Challenge focuses on innovative solutions that address the priorities of reinventing and recycling the use of PET, and strengthening consumer participation in the development of actions to support and accelerate the circular economy of plastic. To this end, there are two priorities in which you can register your idea or project:

  1. Reduce and Recycle: Reduce the amount of plastic we use and recycle more plastic products to keep them in the circular economy by developing tools, strategies and programs that will increase scalable recycling channels and create different post-consumer uses for each beverage container (PET), which will allow its reintroduction into the market.
  1. Reinvent: Packaging Materials and Solutions: Develop innovative solutions and new technologies focused on creating alternative packaging materials that are recyclable, compostable or biodegradable, to replace or reduce the use of the traditional plastic bottle (PET).

The Eco-Challenge is part of PepsiCo's suite of sustainable initiatives and is part of its strategic business transformation, PepsiCo Positive (pep+), which places sustainability at the center of the company, inspiring positive change for the planet and for people. PepsiCo believes that co-creation, a hallmark of the program, is one of the most agile and effective ways to achieve its goals.

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