Student Team Competition

Season Two

India and the Indian Subcontinent



5 Finalists Presented at Finals on 12 April, 2022).

Student Teams to present their Case Study based on one of three themes

Win Prestige & Awards

Organized by Goa Institute of Management, Indian Plastics Institute, Commitments Accelerator for Plastic Pollution and Ocean Recovery Alliance.

Who Can Apply

Teams of 3 to 4 students from India’s top academic institutions

Top Business Schools

Top Science Institutions

Top Technology Schools

Kabidawalla Connect: 1st Prize Season 1

An existing proven project/program that reduces plastic waste near a waterway


India has many cities, towns and villages near waterways (rivers, lakes, and the Indian Ocean). Much money and effort has gone into projects and programs that stop plastic waste from entering these waterways. Here’s your shot at finding an organization that’s doing a great job. Learn More

A new/recent innovation for industry to scale


Reduce, recycle, reuse — easy words to say, harder to find new cost-effective innovations that can replicate and scale. Here’s your shot at sharing a new idea or highlighting one that recently has traction and deserves attention. (Learn More)

Photo: Katkata West Bengal, India 15 August 2021

Identify a plastic waste problem in your locality: Suggest an innovative and sustainable solution


Tired of seeing the same waste eyesore in your city? Here’s your shot at developing a solution. (Learn More)

The Timeline

Registration opens : 5 January 2022

Register Student Team :

By 7 February, 2022 (extended)

Submit Case Study:

By 28 February, 2022

24 March, 2022 : Shortlisted Finalists Notified

12 April 2022 5:30 pm IST

Presentations, Speaker and Award Ceremony



The April 12th Finals

1st Place Award: Team Chemoplast

2nd Place Award: Team Muarya

3rd Place Award: Team Plutonic

Special Award for Subcontinent Team:

Team Rescueco (Bangladesh)

Overall First Place Winning Student Team:

One-Month Internship with

CAPPIndia to produce “CAPP Conversations”

All 5 finalists will have their Case Studies published in the reputed journal of Indian Plastics Institute

All Student Teams – Certificates

About The Finals

Watch the Finals (Recorded)

The Winning Student Team

Aarti Desai

Shruti Belose

Shalini Mudaliar

Prathamesh Patil

Kabidawalla Connect


  • Interview with Co-Founder
  • Student Case Study
  • Final Student Pitch

First Place Winner – Season 1

Bharat Petroleum’s Plastic in Roads


  • Interview with Chief Scientist
  • Student Case Study
  • Final Student Pitch

2nd Place Winner – Season 1

Rudra Environmental Solutions


  • Interview with Co-Founder
  • Student Case Study
  • Final Student Pitch

3rd Place Winner – Season 1

Akshar Foundation’s School


  • Interview with Co-Founder
  • Student Case Study
  • Final Student Pitch

Category Winner – Season 1




  • Interview with Founder
  • Student Case Study
  • Final Student Pitch

Category Winner – Season 1

Brought to you by the following organizations:

Commitments Accelerator for Plastic Pollution

CAPP is a new non-profit organization, birthed in 2019 and operated through Ocean Recovery Alliance, one of the premier NGOs fighting to reduce and end plastic pollution from entering the ocean. CAPP’s mission is to take proven, successful projects and programs that prevent or reduce plastic pollution, identified through our “Make the Case” competitions, and then provide the infrastructure to empower the world’s stakeholders to adapt, replicate and scale these proven solutions in many other places. 

GOA Institute of Management

Goa Institute of Management began its journey in 1993. Today GIM is one of the leading B-schools in India and offers a rich learning environment through engagement with academia, industry and alumni. GIM seeks to nurture leaders with specialized knowledge of Healthcare, Big Data Analytics, Banking, Financial Services and Insurance. The B-school offers a rich bouquet of programs that meet the challenging business needs of India and the state of Goa.

GIM’s Commitment to Sustainability

The mission of Ocean Recovery Alliance is to reduce plastic pollution on land and water by creating strategic solutions for governments, industry and communities which lead to long-term, hands-on engaging business practices. Our mission is achieved through purposefully designed programs to educate, build awareness and provide solutions which inspire positive societal change at the community, national and international levels. Its founder, Doug Woodring, recently was awarded the coveted Prince’s Prize for Innovative Philanthropy from Prince Albert of Monaco for his work in this space

Indian Plastics Institute

Indian Plastic Institute based out of India is an premier professional organization having more than 5000 members and one of the founders of PlastIndia. The focus of IPI is Plastic education and training, through DIPI courses, seminars, endowment lectures, journals, books and connects individuals, corporates and educational institutes. In recent times one of the focus areas is Sustainability & Recycling and has partnered with several organizations in India to promote and create awareness on subject and also work for plastic waste management.


Phone #: 91 22 66950347

Kind attn: Mr Sandeep Shinde


Indian Plastics Institute

30 Sarvodaya Industrial Area

Mahakali Caves Road, Andheri East

Mumbai 400093 India


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