RoGUILTLESSPLASTIC, the international project founded and curated by Rossana Orlandi and Nicoletta Orlandi Brugnoni, wants to engage the Designer and Creatives Communities to give new life to Plastic Waste and all others kind of Waste, by exploring their endless possibilities of transformation. 

The Ro Plastic Prize is the international Award of RoGUILTLESSPLASTIC and aims to involve an increasingly broad public challenging worldwide communities of designers, innovators, entrepreneurs, startuppers, changemakers, creators, scientists, researchers, developers and communication experts who are passionate about creating extraordinary impact by proposing solving projects in the field of re-Waste.

If you want to test yourselves, use your talents to take part in this challenge applying with practical projects with an additional value for contributing to an effective solution for our environmental impact, chancing the way of approaching and managing the theme of the re-Waste.


For the 2022 edition, the Ro Plastic Prize identifies three new categories representing common high priority nodus on Plastic Waste and all-kind of Waste, asking important involvement on technological and innovative solutions.

An international jury of professionals and experts will select the winners among the finalists, one for each category, who will receive a prize of 10.000€.

Applicants are invited to propose solutions to one or more of the categories and they can apply with projects already existing and/or submitted to other competitions.

Participation to the Award, free of charge, is open to all ages, single or team, from any country or jurisdiction.

Parental consent is required for any participant younger than 18 years of age at the time of the registration.



One of the most important categories in the various editions of the Award, it is being presented once again this year with the intention of receiving projects that increasingly meet the objectives of the competition. 

We know how valuable recycling is when large quantities of used material are reintroduced into the production chain, which is why we need to exploit the huge amount of plastic waste generated in our urban and public life.

This category aims to create an innovative and unexplored virtuous circle to reward our local communities with recycling projects from Plastic Waste collected from cities and public spaces. 

For this category, which is the only one of this year’s categories to use only recycled plastic, creatives will have to design prototypes and/or works for use in urban and public spaces: guard rails, traffic bollards, garden benches, playground equipment, waiting room seating, school desks, desks, blackboards, community beds, hospital furniture, bus and train seats, bus shelters, kiosks, stadium and arena seats, indoor and outdoor sports structures and equipment, flooring and cladding, …

Designers must propose projects that are a synergy of durability, ergonomics, accessibility, safety, while creating beauty and added value for urban and public spaces.

Only prototypes, mock-ups and/or existing products are allowed. 

It is possible to apply with projects already existing and/or submitted to other competitions.


The millions of young people who make up Generations Z and Alpha live in a constantly interconnected world thanks to their greatest ally, Social Media. The adults of tomorrow are an immense and multi-faceted community who socialize with a single universal language, comprehensible to everyone everywhere. 

No borders, no barriers, no differences.  Here now, everywhere tomorrow. Small, but determined. Technological, but human.Capable of creating communication phenomena in their techno-lives that change the rhythm of the world

This is the audience for whom designers are asked to imagine, design and plan a communication project to educate about the respect of the Waste and importance of re-Waste. The project must adhere to three basic criteria: sustainability, responsibility and emotionability – the ability to create emotions. 

Creatives must design communication projects that can only be used through social media, that explain, engage, involve, educate and teach proactively with a universal, simple and effective language, full of good vibes.

It is possible to apply with projects already existing and/or submitted to other competitions.


Innovation and technology research have proven that wastefulness is wastefulness. 

For this category, which is broad and far-reaching, we are asking researchers, scholars, universities, students and companies to submit projects on the theme of re-Waste, capable of transforming Waste into Wealth, to pave the path towards sustainable, economic, social, human, ethical and aesthetic growth.

Projects with a strong technological and scientific impact, aimed at taking care of the Planet in order to take care of Humanity as a whole. 

Innovative projects that give rise to a new culture of production and consumption, capable of bringing about a real change in lifestyles so that the Planet no longer survives, but continues to live. 

It is possible to apply with projects already existing and/or submitted to other competitions.




The Prize is open to creatives from all countries, backgrounds, curricula and ages. For minors, a written consent from a legal guardian could be sought.


In the Application phase, the Projects must be submitted as sketches, photos, drawings, renderings, videos or in a suitable way to convey the scope of the Project. Projects in the Urban and Public Furniture Design selected as Finalists must be then submitted as Prototypes. Each Prototype must be made out of recycled and recyclable plastic. Prototypes may have minor elements made of non-recyclable plastic and/or other materials, provided that such non-recyclable parts can be easily removed in order to make the Prototype wholly recyclable.


In order to participate, designers are requested to read, accept, complete and sign the “Terms and Conditions” – including all the required information describing their projects in detail – and the following related Application form. Applications must be submitted in English.


Please submit videos and/or images to explain the process from the idea to the final result. A personal portrait of the creative or the team is required. The limit for each photo is 3MB and the videos should be submitted through a link to a YouTube or Vimeo channel.

Incomplete applications, missing of vital information to understand your project, will not be considered for further examinations.


Each submission will be evaluated with the following four parameters: innovation, functionality, environmental impact, durability.


Designers can submit their applications until March 7th, 2022.


MARCH 7th, 2022
Submission deadline

MAY 9th, 2022
Submission deadline for prototypes

JUNE 3rd – 12th, 2022
Finalist projects exhibited during the Milano Design Week

JUNE, date to be confirmed
Prize Ceremony

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