…And the 1st Place winner is Team Chemoplast of the Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani (BITS Pilani)

The Finals Agenda

Opening Remarks: Mr. Sriman Banerjee, Vice President, Indian Plastics Institute

Presentations by Shortlisted Teams

Moderated by: Dr. Sreerupa Sengupta, Assistant Professor

Goa Institute of Management

Speech by Chief Guest: Ms. Shalini Goyal Bhalla

Managing Director, International Council for Circular Economy


Professor Ajit Parulekar

Director, Goa Institute of Management


Pankaj Shah

Chairman, Indian Plastics Institute


Doug Woodring, Founder, Ocean Recovery Alliance.

Co-founder, CAPP

Announcement of Winners

Professor Divya Singhal

Chairperson, Centre for Social Sensitivity and Action

Goa Institute of Management

Vote of Thanks

Rob Steir, Co-Founder, Commitments Accelerator for Plastic Pollution (CAPP)

The Team Presentations

1st Place Winning Team: CHEMOPLAST

School: Birla Institute of Technology & Science

Watch Finals Presentation: (Minutes) 1:35.37 to 1:47.30

Read Case Study

Initiative: Ecosys Cleaner

2nd Place Winning Team: Maurya

School: Indian Institute of Packaging

Watch Finals Presentation: (Minutes) 30:45 to 41.22

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Initiative: Indian Pollution Control Association

3rd Place Winning Team: Plutonic

School: CIPET; B.C.A.S, DU; S.P.U

Watch Finals Presentation: (Minutes) 12:48 to 21.30

Read Case Study

Initiative: Bamboo House

Finalist: Wastend

School: Indian Institute of Packaging

Watch Finals Presentation: (Minutes) 1:12.00 to 1.24.00

Read Case Study

Initiative: Waste Management for Kolkata

Finalist: Wunderkinds

School: B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology

Watch Finals Presentation: (Minutes) 50.12 to 1.02.50

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Initiative: The Great Bubble Barrier, Amsterdam

The Final Five Teams

The Final Presentation Judges

Shalini Goyal Bhalla

Managing Director, International Council for Circular Economy

A post graduate environmentalist, Shalini is the author of India’s first book on Circular economy. Managing Director at International Council for Circular Economy, she has represented India on multiple international platforms through her speeches and programs. She writes for many Indian as well as international magazines. Passionate about Circularity, she has been on Circular Economy Committees of Niti Aayog and several other policy dialogues.


Sumatra Sen

CEO Canvest Infracapital

Sumantra Sen is an investment professional with 25+ years of progressive experience in managing global client portfolios and strategic investment programs with leading financial organizations including Bank of America and ABN AMRO. He is a specialist in responsible finance, and in his present roles as the CEO of Canvest Infracapital, Director at InCircle Innovations and Director at General Carbon Advisory, he engages with DFIs, government agencies, investors and corporates, for advancing best practices in ESG integration, Impact/ SDG Investing and Blended Finance for Social & Environmental Infrastructure.


Sumantra is an MBA and a member of CISI, UK. He has co-authored published work in responsible investment and sustainable development including ‘Evolutions in Sustainable Investing’ by Wiley Finance and ‘Thirsty Nation’ published by Penguin Random House. His expert comments and articles have been published in United Nations’ reports, The Economic Times, CFO

Magazine, Business Today, SRI- Connect, Ethical

Markets, Responsible Investor and amongst other media resources.

Professor Ajit Parulekar


Goa Institute of Management

Professor Parulekar has been with GIM for 20 years; prior to which he worked in the pharmaceutical industry in Brand Management. He did his B. Pharm from Goa College of Pharmacy, M .Pharm from LM College of Pharmacy, MBA from NMIMS Mumbai and MSc in Health Economics from the London School of Economics. He has completed his PhD in

Marketing from the University of Pune. He has taught in various esteemed institutions such

as SP Jain Mumbai, MICA Ahmedabad, IIM Rohtak, University of Antwerp in Belgium, Kansas University in the US and Southampton University in England. He has consulted with various organisations including Govt of Goa, UNDP, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Cummins

Auto Services, ACGL, Astra Zeneca and Indiapost.

Pankaj Shah

Chairman, Indian Plastics Institute

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