Learn More About The Winners:

The CAPP Conversations

Produced by our CAPP Interns, the 4 students who won the competition!

The Opportunity to IDENTIFY and SHOWCASE HIGH-IMPACT Plastic Waste Reduction INITIATIVES in India




165 Teams Registered. 16 Teams Submitted Final Case Studies. 6 Teams Presented During Finals on March 30th! Total Prize Money: USD $5,000

The Timeline

5-30 November, 2020 : Registration

Stage One

3 January, 2021: Teams Submit Summary Sheet Application

Stage Two

31 January, 2021: Shortlisted Finalists Notified

28 February, 2021 : Finalists Submit Case Studies

22 March, 2021: Announcement of Top 6 Finalists Invited to Present

30 March, 2021: Presentations, Panel and Award Ceremony


Total Prize Money: USD $5,000

Overall 1st Place Winning Team: USD $1,000

2nd Place Winning Team: USD $750

3rd Place Winning Team: USD $450

2 additional case study winners will be announced in each of the following 4 categories ($350 each winner):

  • For Initiatives Offered by Business  

  • For Initiatives Offered by NGOs or Informal Organizations

  • For Initiatives Offered by Local Municipalities

  • For Initiatives Offered by a Stakeholder with Limited Resources

Why Participate

Here are some prizes for the winners

Main Sponsor:

Competition Prize Money: USD $5,000

Overall 1st Place Winner: USD $1,000

2nd Place Winner: USD $750

3rd Place Winner: USD $450

4 Categories: 2 Winners Each @USD $250

For Overall Winning Team:

One-month internship with an international organization working on plastic pollution

For Teams in the Finals

Publication of case studies in the reputed international journal of the Indian Plastics Institute

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For 3 Top Overall Winning Teams

Opportunity to participate in an international discussion forum on plastic pollution and sustainability

For all Teams Who Submit Summary Sheet Applications

All submitted Exec Summaries will be presented online at CAPP.Global and CAPPIndia.in. Generate deserved recognition to the initiative your team selects

Brought to you by the following organizations:

Commitments Accelerator for
Plastic Pollution

CAPP is a new non-profit organization, under the auspices of Ocean Recovery Alliance.

CAPP is in the business of taking a great project, identified through our “Make the Case” competitions, and then providing the infrastructure to empower the world’s stakeholders to adapt, replicate and scale that good project in many other places. This model will be repeated with new stakeholders, programs and regions as CAPP’s facilitation expands. 

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.

Chellaram Foundation

The Chellaram Foundation was founded  in India on 20 June 2007 by Mr Lal Chellaram  as a  registered section 8 company. It is one of three charities in India, including the   Kishinchand Chellaram Education Trust that was founded in 1949  by the Late Mr. Kishinchand Chellaram  with the noble objective of supporting and assisting various Educational Institutions; and the    Lokumal Kishinchand Charity Trust, a charity founded in 1980 by the Late Mr. Lokumal Chellaram for support to a wide spectrum of causes.



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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