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MakeItcircular 2022

The contest is over, HERE YOU CAN FIND the winners!

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MakeITcircular is the contest that promotes the Circular Consumption Charter and the values of recycling, reuse and co-design.

Do you have a project on sustainability, reuse and saving natural resources? Participating in the contest you can win up to 3,000 euros!

Shifting from a linear to a “circular economy” model is the key to enabling economic growth that respects material and natural resources and to making a contribution to protecting against climate change, which the planet has pledged to halt by 2050.
In order to practise and encourage “circular consumption“, promoting the transition from a culture of waste to a culture of recycling and reuse, the “Circular Consumption Charter” was created: a contribution of ideas to the major choices that the ecological transition imposes on us, to affirm a fairer society and economy.

The Contest

The MakeITcircular contest will reward the best ideas that are in line with the principles of the Charter and promote its dissemination and the involvement of different actors in its implementation.

In particular, we require projects that aim to:

• raise awareness of the environmental impacts of products and the industrial processes that generate them;   
• promote knowledge of the concepts of “circularity” and the “environmental footprint” of products/services;
• overcome the “disposable” approach, in consumption and production, by promoting values of durability, sharing, repair, repurposing and reuse of products and material resources;
• involve consumers in defining the “circularity” characteristics of products, helping them to become aware that their behaviour in the use and post-use phase can influence that characteristic.

Natural persons of legal age, Italian or foreign, companies, bodies, associations, foundations, and/or other legal entities, resident in Italy, can participate.

All projects submitted through Maker Faire Rome 2022’s Call for Makers in the “circular economy” category are also entitled to participate in the contest.

Prizes to be won

The Evaluation Committee identified a winning project and awarded two honorable mentions, a third mention was awarded by the Assoutenti Association.will identify a winning project and award two honourable mentions.

The cash prizes were awarded as follows:

• Winning project: 3,000.00 (three thousand/00) euros goes to FRELP BY SUN:
the project consists of an innovative technology for the recovery of the components of the photovoltaic panels at the end of their life with an expected reuse of 97% by weight and therefore a waste delivery of only 3%.

• Honourable mention no. 1: 1,000.00 (one thousand/00) euros goes to MYCOSHAPE:
it’s a project for the creation of natural, sustainable and zero impact packaging.

• Honourable mention no. 2: 1,000.00 (one thousand/00) euros goes to RE4CIRCULAR:
an Artificial Intelligence technology that, starting from the simple photograph of the garment and its label, can extract all the data necessary for its recovery (eg type of garment, composition, gender, season, size, color ..).

• Maria Antonietta Boselli Special Mention – 1,000 (one thousand/00) euros goes to KOMPOSTA, LA CAPPA DA CUCINA DAL CUORE GREEN:
Komposta is an innovative kitchen hood, capable of drying food or transforming fruit and vegetable waste into compost, using the heat coming from the hob.
– this mention is managed and awarded directly by the Assoutenti Association.

For any information, please consult the regulation.

How to participate

To participate in the Contest Participants had to submit their application by 8th September 2022 (12.00) through the Maker Faire Rome website. The contest is therefore concluded, the winners will be announced shortly.

The Evaluation Committee

Alessandra ColomboCircular Economy & Sustainability – Versalis
Mara CollaConfconsumatori President
Alessandro RanellucciMaker Faire Rome Curator
Davide ZanonNational Secretariat of Codes
Alliney MariaSecretary General of Assoutenti

The promoters

Innova Camera – Special Agency of the Rome Chamber of Commerce
Consumer associations of the CNCU (Italian National Council of Consumers and Users)

According to the European Commission’s New Circular Economy Action Plan, the involvement of communities and also of citizens – considered in their role as consumers and users – is a key part of the European Union’s action plan to accelerate the transition to the new “circular” model.
By adopting behaviour and making conscious choices oriented towards the logic of “circularity,” consumers can reduce their own environmental footprint and also stimulate change in companies and the way they produce their products or provide their services.

Every idea counts, every idea can make a difference!

Read the regulations