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Circular Economy Hackathon

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Michael Crouch Innovation Centre

Gate 2 Avenue

Kensington, NSW 2033

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“How might we re-design products and services in the fashion and textile industry that reduce waste and negative impacts for our planet in order to build economic, natural and social capital?”

Join us on this 2.5 day Hackathon and help us to reduce fashion and textile waste.

In 2015, the fashion industry consumed nearly 80 billion cubic meters of freshwater, emitted over a million tonnes of CO2 and produced 92 million tonnes of waste; which is set to increase 63% by 2030*. Clothing is a basic human need, but our consumption pushes beyond this necessity and is contributing to the destruction of our planet. We need to move away from the take-make-dispose model to a circular economy that designs out waste and pollution, keeps products and materials in use longer, regenerates natural systems all while making money protecting the planet and fulfilling our human needs with relation to fashion.

UNSW staff and student individuals, or teams led by UNSW staff, students and Alumni are all welcome to participate. This is an early ideation competition. Teams who are pre-revenue only.

Teams will need to have 3-5 members, representing a minimum of 3 different degrees. On the first day we'll hold a team-formation exercise where already formed groups and solo hackers will join together as teams.

By attending this 2.5 day hackathon you will be part of a global community of sustainable, environmentally conscious and problem solving individuals.

Schedule
* Fri 27 SEP : 5.30pm - 8.00pm
* Sat 28 SEP : 9.30am - 8.00pm
* Sun 29 SEP: 9.30am - 8.00pm

Prizes

First Place - $3000 Second Place - $500 Third Place - $250 People's Choice - $250

Limited spots available so sign up now!

Visit https://mcichack.com/resource-fashion/ to read more about this Hack.


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