About the Zero-Waste Mining Prize Design

What innovations will help bring about a mining industry that generates zero waste?

And what are the barriers to achieving zero waste? How do we dissolve them?

About the Prize Design

The Zero-Waste Mining Prize Design is an ambitious initiative sponsored by global mining companies motivated to accelerate the pace of technological innovation and implementation and change the industry while benefiting the communities where they operate.

The Challenge

As standards of living increase the world is demanding more and more extracted resources. At the same time, ore grades continue to decrease and regulations continue to tighten, making waste management an ever more expensive and risky endeavor.

The Goal

To design an XPRIZE to accelerate and scale innovations that aim to completely eliminate and/or reuse mining waste, and to make these innovations accessible to the entire industry.

Your Role

As a member of our online community of experts from around the world, you will have the chance to share your knowledge and experiences, discuss promising innovations, and influence the evolution of the Zero-Waste Mining Prize Design.

What’s In It For You

We know your time is precious, and we appreciate your participation and input.

None of the other benefits below come close to the reward of knowing that you contributed to a truly transformative breakthrough.

We will regularly announce the most prolific community members to recognize their contributions. Participation allows you to:

  • Network with diverse stakeholders.
  • Brainstorm with top experts.
  • Promote your work.
  • Earn rewards, such as online gift cards, XPRIZE gift boxes and trips to XPRIZE labs.

Need Help?

If you have questions or need help, leave a comment here or contact the community manager, @NickAzer.