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Discover “Biomimicry” - the Art of Mimicking Nature’s Genius to Power Sustainable Creatives in ASEAN

Biomimicry offers a solution to our issues of sustainability. By including biomimicry as a best practice for earth stewardship and circular innovations, creative industries might also play a leading role in the path towards sustainability of the region. In the case of ASEAN, the potentials of biomimicry as a basis for design and a source of innovation have yet been well studied and explored. As the region is preparing itself for a circular transition, the ICM Falk Foundation calls on relevant stakeholders to co-invest in further unleashing the collective creativity in the realm of biomimicry.

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Looking to the Past to Rethink the Future of Packaging

The need to contain, store, and transport materials, and food in particular, has been around since the early days of humanity. Though food packaging today is often taken for granted, the ways in which we package our food is the result of many years of innovation and has constantly evolved throughout history.

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Building Post COVID Resilience Using Circularity in Plastics

While the COVID pandemic has led to a welcome, positive, yet short-term reprieve for the environment – with reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions, water pollution

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Circular Economy: Global aspirations are only as good as local actions

The concept of a circular economy has emerged globally as a theoretical alternative to our current system. The path to the circular economy adoption begins locally, at home… Enter Mai Nguyen - a local practitioner’s evolving application of global circular economy concepts.

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New Growth Opportunities by Fighting Plastic Pollution in Vietnam

Plastic waste will outnumber the world’s entire fish population by 2050 unless we do something to address the problem now. (​World Economic Forum​, 2016)​ .

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Grant Announcement: Glassia

November 30, 2021

Developed and established by Evergreen Labs in Da Nang, Glassia is a solution to eliminate plastic waste at the source with glass bottled water. Glassia transforms the linear water bottling value chain into a circular system of “re-collection - sterilization - refill” through an integrated, local and decentralized model of glass bottling facilities. It produces and distributes high-quality drinking water in glass bottles, as well as delivering it to local areas and re-collecting the bottles.

Partnership Announcement: Evergreen Labs

October 20, 2021

We are partnering with Evergreen Labs to scale up the circular spark and spirit in Vietnam!

Partnership Announcement: KisImpact

September 20, 2021

Through this partnership, we aim to enhance the technical and business capabilities of young innovators, those who can act as role models to empower other future entrepreneurs to ideate creative solutions to end plastic waste in the region.

Partnership Announcement: Bach Khoa Innovation

September 19, 2021

ICM is incredibly proud to get involved in this journey and give a helping hand to Vietnamese youth. Our efforts in this competition are more than just pure funding as we zero in on supporting two teams that we see high potentials in, namely the Edifilm team, and the Blastic team. They have all done amazing jobs in envisioning and ideating new solutions to our waste problem, based on the principles of "Bioplastics".

Partnership Announcement: Circular Cities Asia

September 12, 2021

In line with our commitment to foster circular thinking & innovative capacity in the ASEAN region, ICM is delighted to welcome Circular Cities Asia (CCAsia) as our latest Strategic Partner.

Introducing the New Face of ICM Falk

February 3, 2021

The Ida C. and Morris Falk Foundation is moving forward and we want you to join us! We are pleased to announce the official rebranding and launch of our new website icmfalkfoundation.org !

Local, circular solutions to the systematic loss of food in...

December 1, 2021

Food production is at the heart of human societies. Yet, the ways in which we currently produce food are full of contradictions.

Discover “Biomimicry” - the Art of Mimicking Nature’s...

November 3, 2021

Biomimicry offers a solution to our issues of sustainability. By including biomimicry as a best practice for earth stewardship and circular innovations, creative industries might also play a leading role in the path towards sustainability of the region. In the case of ASEAN, the potentials of biomimicry as a basis for design and a source of innovation have yet been well studied and explored. As the region is preparing itself for a circular transition, the ICM Falk Foundation calls on relevant stakeholders to co-invest in further unleashing the collective creativity in the realm of biomimicry.

Looking to the Past to Rethink the Future of Packaging

October 28, 2021

The need to contain, store, and transport materials, and food in particular, has been around since the early days of humanity. Though food packaging today is often taken for granted, the ways in which we package our food is the result of many years of innovation and has constantly evolved throughout history.

Greening the Covid-19 Recovery in Vietnam (Part II)

October 18, 2021

While Vietnam has indeed demonstrated willingness to strive for transformative resilience with circularity, the question of how Vietnam can green its way out of this crisis for a more resilient recovery remains unresolved. Yet, the opportunity to emerge out of this crisis stronger and better cannot be wasted in the name of urgency. The ICM Falk Foundation believes that a green recovery is a formidable yet achievable challenge for the world, and for Vietnam. Read on to discover the opportunities for Vietnam to make "green recovery" a reality.

The Blastic - Hành trình tạo ra cú nổ mới của...

October 12, 2021

Nhận thấy sản lượng dồi dào của loại cây lương thực này ở địa phương, “The Blastic” - nhóm các sinh viên của Đại học Bách Khoa TP.HCM đã khám phá một tiềm năng mới trong ứng dụng của sắn có thể giúp Việt Nam nội địa hóa khát vọng toàn cầu về một nền kinh tế tuần hoàn.

The Blastic - Reconciling a Global Aspiration with Local...

October 11, 2021

Growing up familiar with the presence of cassava in everyday life, a group of Vietnamese students has discovered the new potential for the use of cassava that can help Vietnam localize the global aspiration of the so-called New Plastics Economy.