Phasing Out Plastic Pollution with India Plastic Challenge Hackathon

India plastic challenge 2021
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Our plastic pollution crisis is too big for recycling to fix. India Plastic Challenge Hackathon 2021 is committed to phase the identified single-use plastic items. 
Plastic waste is a serious concern. There is an immediate need to find alternatives, innovative #ideas and clearly defined #solutions to mitigate the threat it poses. Are you a #student, #innovator, or #startup that has answers to India’s Single-Use Plastic (SUP) problem? Apply for #India Plastic Challenge-Hackathon 2021. The application is now open! 

RELEVANT SUSTAINABLE GOALS 

INDIA PLASTIC CHALLENGE HACKATHON 2021 

India Plastic Challenge 2021 is a platform for students and young innovators to put forth their ideas or showcase solutions that aim at reducing Single Use Plastics (SUPs), leading the nation towards circular economy.
India Plastic challenge Hackathon 2021

TRACK 1 – DIGITAL SOLUTION FOR PLASTIC WASTE 

Track 1 aims to effectively track and monitor plastic waste. Indicative themes for this track :
  • Indication of sources and assessment of plastic waste collection, management and disposal
  • Integration of informal waste sectors
  • Innovative circular economy approaches
  • Transparent data relay and connecting to national database on plastics  

TRACK 2 – ELIMINATION OF SINGLE-USE PLASTICS  

Track 2 aims to provide affordable alternatives and reduce dependence on plastics. Indicative themes for this track :
  • Alternatives to SUP items – cutlery, packaging, etc
  • Design for environment – reduce material use in packaging 
  • Decentralised recycling technologies 
  • SUP waste to resources   

WHAT DOES THE PROGRAM OFFER ?    

India plastic challenge 2021 workshop
India plastic challenge 2021 coaching
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Half-day workshop on designing the business case
Coaching on developing business case 
Mentoring sessions with industry executives 

Pitching session & award ceremony 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR TRACK 1 and TRACK 2   

  • Open for students, young innovators, and startups 
  • Applicants should have a clearly defined solution  
  • Early ideation, proof of concept, product, or pre-revenue stage solutions 
  • Students pursuing Bachelors, Masters, PhD in Indian Institutions can apply

Top three winners from each track to get cash rewards. 

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India Plastic Challenge 2021 is a platform for students and young innovators to put forth their ideas or showcase solutions that aim at reducing Single Use Plastics (SUPs), leading the nation towards circular economy.
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