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Ending Ocean Plastic Pollution

The Incubation Network is an impact-driven initiative aiming to prevent plastic waste from flowing into the world’s oceans.

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About Us

The Incubation Network sources, supports and scales innovative solutions that tackle plastic pollution. Together with our diverse network of key partners, we work to optimize land-based plastic waste management, and advance a circular economy in South and Southeast Asia.

We are an initiative by The Circulate Initiative and SecondMuse.
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Explore a wide range of innovative solutions that The Incubation Network has supported across our completed and ongoing programs.

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Discover our programs that drive innovation, investment, inclusivity around waste management, recycling and circular economy solutions.

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Java Low-value Plastics Accelerator LEARN MORE  
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Implementors

The Incubation Network was formed by:

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  • Ecosystem Builder
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Evergreen Labs
The Plastics Circle
Empower
Fauna & Flora International
Foreign Trade University Innovation and Incubation Space
ORCA
Green Worms
CL2B
GoMassive
Almond Ventures
iAngel
WasteAid
Impact Collective / TheVentures
Sweep Smart
Impact Hub Jakarta
Impact Hub Manila
Siklus
Envirotech Waste Reycling
Social Alpha
SIAP (Social Innovation Acceleration Program)
Wiser Environment
LUMA Systems
Magorium
PlusTreat
Social Innovation Lab
Plaex
StartupX
Eco Friendly Thai
Spring Activator Inc.
Global Compostable Alliance
STEAM Platform @ Knowledge Xchange for Innovation Center
IQ Energy Australia
Pyrowave
Tetra Pak (Thailand) Ltd.
Sustainable Living Lab
EcoSattva
Upaya Social Ventures
SATARANA
SUPER
Vihara Innovation Network
ANGIN (Angel Investment Network Indonesia)
Novoloop
Erthos Inc.
Villgro
Women Prosperity Lab
Zerocircle Alternatives Pvt. Ltd.
OceanMaterial
Carbon Upcycling Technologies
WISE Vietnam
Women's Earth Alliance
Hasiru Dala Innovations
xchange
Clearbot
CurveUp pvt Ltd
Tradeworks International
Elemental Excelerator
ennovent
Dream Impact
EKonnect Knowledge Foundation
Enviu India
Enviu Indonesia
CityCollection
Impact Hub Phnom Penh
Lavergne
Topolytics
Ashaya
Impact Hub Shanghai
Instellar
Quadrogen
Innovate Open Impact
InOff Plastic
Makesense
Marico Innovation Foundation
Recube Circular Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (Refillable)
Second Life
PlastX
pFIBRE
MASH Global
Marico Limited
Terragon
McKinsey.org
Accelerating Asia
OPPA - Ocean Plastics Prevention Accelerator
Philippine Transmarine Carriers, Inc.
IIMN Foundation for Entrepreneurship Development (InFED), IIM Nagpur
RecycleX Pvt Ltd
AtWorks
Animo Labs
Evergreen Social Ventures / ReForm
Greenhope (PT Harapan Interaksi Swadaya)
PolyCycl Private Limited
Kudoti
Brinc Limited
Centre for Supporting Green Development
ChangeFusion / ChangeVentures
Catalyst Group / Noble Plastic
PCX Solutions
Agile Development Group
China Alliance of Social Value Investment (CASVI)
Circular Design Lab
Circular Cities Asia
CleanTech Republik
YY Ventures
Kabadiwalla Connect
Trash Lucky
Axipolymer
Climate Collective
RISE IMPACT
Villgro Innovations Foundation India
MarinaTex
Schoolab
Plastics For Change
Seed Planter
Seedstars Asia
MuddleArt
SHE Investments
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xchange

Entrepreneur Support

A participant of our Build Back Better and Plastic Smart Cities programs, xhange is an incubator for Filipino social entrepreneurs, investing in organizations whose objective is to create value for the Philippines’ underprivileged populations.

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Social Innovation Lab

Startup

SIL enables entrepreneurs to test their ideas, and aid them in incorporating humanistic knowledge with sustainable business practices.

Completed

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Social Innovation Acceleration Program (SIAP)

Startup

SIAP envisions to become a platform for social businesses, collaborating with them to build long-term sustainable impacts, and address some of Indonesia’s critical economic and social problems.

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smash.id

Startup

smash.id is an online application that aims to provide information about the Garbage Banks in Indonesia and the types of inorganic waste that can be sold to the Waste Bank.

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Light Castle Partners

Startup

Light Castle aims to motivate businesses in Bangladesh to advance the economy by providing consultancies, collaborations and investments across over 30 industries.

Completed

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Ocean Plastic Prevention Accelerator (OPPA)

Startup

OPPA is a social innovation ecosystem builder with a mission to address ocean plastic leakage within Indonesia.

Completed

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KisStartup

Startup

KisStartup supports startups in Vietnam through innovation consulting, mentoring and coaching.

Completed

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Instellar

Startup

Aiding organizations in becoming more impactful, sustainable and scalable through incubation, consultancy, and investment in other mission-driven companies.

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Impact Hub - Manila

Startup

Impact Hub Manila supports start-ups to organizations with ideas that can positively change the lives of Filipinos.

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Impact Hub - Jakarta

Startup

A coworking and innovation space supporting organizations and entrepreneurs creating a sustainable positive impact in Indonesia.

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Impact Hub - Yangon

Startup

Supports entrepreneurs, techies and creatives working from social to technological backgrounds through coworking spaces and dynamic training programs.

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Impact Hub - Phnom Penh

Startup

Supports Cambodian youth and startups to contribute to solving social and environmental problems through entrepreneurship and leadership.

Completed

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Brac

Startup

An international development organization empowering people in situations of poverty, illiteracy, disease and social injustice through economic and social programmes.

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Accountability Lab

Startup

Accountability Lab collaborates with young people to develop new ideas for accountability, transparency and open government.

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Kecipir

Startup

Kecipir is an online application platform that connects fruit and vegetable farmers directly with urban consumers via a plastic-free, circular delivery system.

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Tri Hita Project

Startup

Based on permaculture principles, the Tri Hita Karana Bali aims to raise environmental awareness of adults and children through various projects and workshops.

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Growing Plastic

Startup

Growing Plastic recovers banana peel waste to develop Bana-Wrap, a home-compostable and environmentally-ethical alternative to traditional bubble wrap.

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Rebricks

Startup

Rebricks transforms plastic waste into recycled building materials that are durable, reliable, and safe.

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IZIFILL

Startup

Izifill advocates against the use of single use plastic bottles by bringing drinking water through water stations, all it takes is a tumbler and smartphone.

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WaterHub

Startup

WaterHub is a tech startup that presents a new model of quota-based water refill stations.

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Rubysh

Startup

Rubysh is an eco-sustainable fashion brand that recovers plastic waste into materials for pieces of jewelry.

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Ecoplast

Startup

Ecoplastid is an eco-friendly alternative made of renewable plant based materials, compostable within 90 days.

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ewazte

Startup

ewazte is an application solution that focuses on sustainability, with a mission to clean up trash in innovative ways through technology.

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Inowastek

Startup

Inowastek is an environmental company that offers waste management products and offers responsible waste management services.

Completed

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Pyrowave

Startup

Pyrowave is a pioneer in microwave electrification of chemical processes with a low carbon footprint.

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Quadrogen

Startup

Quadrogen is a privately held clean technology company that provides customizable biogas clean-up and upgrading systems.

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Axipolymer

Startup

Axipolymer provides R&D services to other SMEs in the plastics sector and has won a national award for their technology.

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Plaex

Startup

Plaex manufactures environmentally responsible building materials made from currently unused and underused waste streams.

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Tradeworks International

Startup

Tradeworks combines process, equipment, and analytics to address organic waste and wastewater treatment challenges.

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Lavergne

Startup

Lavergne specializes in the formulation of customized engineered resins using 100% post-consumer recycled plastics.

 

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Terragon

Startup

Terragon’s solutions allow for the recovery of value from wastestreams, whether they are ordinary, hazardous or contaminated.

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ORCA

Startup

ORCA uses air, water, and microbiology to turn food waste into an environmentally safe liquid that goes down the drain.

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Carbon Upcycling Technologies

Startup

CUT reduces cement and concrete’s carbon footprint with enhanced additives, while exceeding strength activity performance.

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Topolytics

Startup

A participant of our 2020 Global Innovation Challenge: Plastics Data Challenge.

Topolytics uses data and geospatial analytics to make the world’s waste visible, verifiable and valuable.

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SweepSmart

Startup

A participant of our 2020 Global Innovation Challenge: Plastics Data Challenge.

SweepSmart’s app tracks waste and financial flows during collection, creating insight into waste generation and operational KPIs.

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SUPER

Startup

A participant of our 2020 Global Innovation Challenge: Plastics Data Challenge.

SUPER is a nonprofit helping businesses eliminate plastics through footprinting technology and a tiered certification program.

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PlastX

Startup

A participant of our 2020 Global Innovation Challenge: Plastics Data Challenge and our Investment Readiness Bootcamp.

PlastX bridges the gap between Business & Informal Workers, completing the PCR-plastics supply-chain in Asia.

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LUMA System

Startup

A participant of our 2020 Global Innovation Challenge: Plastics Data Challenge.

Using drone imagery, LUMA System identifies sources of plastic available, drawing a digital map to help collect plastic waste.

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Clearbot

Startup

A participant of our 2020 Global Innovation Challenge: Plastics Data Challenge.

Clearbot is a swarm of trash collecting robots that use AI-Vision to detect and collect trash from water bodies.

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recycleX

Startup

A participant of our Investment Readiness Bootcamp and the 2021 Global Innovation Challenge: Future of Flexibles.

recycleX manufactures building materials such as bricks and pavers from plastic, industrial, and C&D Waste.

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PlusTreat

Startup

A participant of our Investment Readiness Bootcamp and Plastics Innovation Pre-Incubation Program, PlusTreat serves as a collection point focusing on plastic cups and bottles without any minimum requirements.

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Orobo

Startup

A participant of our Investment Readiness Bootcamp.

Orobo is a business intelligence platform that can bring together people, partners and data from supply-chains.

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OceanMaterial

Startup

A participant of our Investment Readiness Bootcamp.

OceanMaterial works with manufacturers to re-engineer consumer products, connecting brands, recyclers, and collector communities.

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MuddleArt

Startup

A participant of our Investment Readiness Bootcamp.

MuddleArt offers customized solutions to companies for responsible disposal and management of their pre-consumer textile waste.

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Kudoti

Startup

A participant of our Investment Readiness Bootcamp.

Kudoti works with companies to improve current supply chains and build new ones to ensure the continuous flow of materials.

On-Going

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Envirotech Waste Recycling Inc.

Startup

A participant of our Investment Readiness Bootcamp.

Envirotech Waste Recycling offers recycling, plastic waste management, & sustainability solutions for economy and businesses.

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Empower

Startup

A participant of our Investment Readiness Bootcamp and Informal Plastic Collection Innovation Challenge, Empower’s digital infrastructure ensures that plastic ends up where it has the highest value and the lowest cost to society.

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TPST Dadaprejo Mandiri

Integrated Waste Management Site

A participant of the third Waste Community Accelerator by the Ocean Plastic Prevention Accelerator.

TPST Dadaprejo Mandiri provides waste collection services to around 1600 households in Dadaprejo, Batu.

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TPST-3R Karangrejo Bersatu

Integrated Waste Management Site

A participant of the third Waste Community Accelerator by the Ocean Plastic Prevention Accelerator.

TPS3R Karangrejo Bersatu provides waste collection services to 786 households. Every day, they collect, sort, and sell the sorted waste to aggregators.

On-Going

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TPS3R Bringin Bendo

Integrated Waste Management Site

A participant of the third Waste Community Accelerator by the Ocean Plastic Prevention Accelerator.

TPS3R Bringin Bendo provides waste collection services to approximately 400 households.

On-Going

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iLitterless

Small to Medium Enterprise (SME)

A participant of the third Waste Community Accelerator by the Ocean Plastic Prevention Accelerator.

iLitterLess provides Pick up My Litter services, collecting waste from houses and several cafes in Malang City.

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Go Forward

Startup

A participant of the third Waste Community Accelerator by the Ocean Plastic Prevention Accelerator.

Go Forward is a start-up that offers end-to-end waste management services in East Java.

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Common Seas

Non-profit

A participant of the third Waste Community Accelerator by the Ocean Plastic Prevention Accelerator.

Common Seas is a non-profit company that aims to reduce single-use plastic footprint through the production of reusable diapers.

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Berdikari Plastik Sentosa

Small to Medium Enterprise (SME)

A participant of the third Waste Community Accelerator by the Ocean Plastic Prevention Accelerator.

Berdikari Plastik Sentosa is a plastic grinding business and has the capacity to process 3-5 tons of plastic waste, especially PP and HPDE, every month.

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Jubung Waste Bank

Waste Bank

A participant of the third Waste Community Accelerator by the Ocean Plastic Prevention Accelerator.

Jubung Waste Bank receives waste ‘deposits’ from 8 surrounding community units, and the waste is then sent to the Central Waste Bank.

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Makmur Sejati Waste Bank

Waste Bank

A participant of the third Waste Community Accelerator by the Ocean Plastic Prevention Accelerator.

Makmur Sejati Waste Bank receive waste ‘deposits’ from customers in 10 villages in the Waru Sidoarjo District.

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Larahan Makmur Waste Bank

Waste Bank

A participant of the third Waste Community Accelerator by the Ocean Plastic Prevention Accelerator.

Larahan Makmur Waste Bank receive waste ‘deposits’ from customers in Suci Village, Jember Regency.

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Estu Jaya Waste Bank

Waste Bank

A participant of the third Waste Community Accelerator by the Ocean Plastic Prevention Accelerator.

Estu Jaya Waste Bank is a sectoral waste bank that buys and sells waste from 10 waste banks located around Karangploso, Malang.

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Development of Awareness / DoA

Small to Medium Enterprise (SME)

A participant of the second Waste Community Accelerator (Dec 2020 – Jun 2021) by the Ocean Plastic Prevention Accelerator.

DoA connects waste collection centres (Waste Bank, community-level waste collectors) to the recycling industry to increase waste collection rates.

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Budi Recycle Partner

Small to Medium Enterprise (SME)

A participant of the second Waste Community Accelerator (Dec 2020 – Jun 2021) by the Ocean Plastic Prevention Accelerator.

Budi Recycle Partner is the first paper waste management centre in Ponorogo and just recently expanded its business to handle plastic waste collection and recycling.

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Rejeki Zayyan

Small to Medium Enterprise (SME)

A participant of the second Waste Community Accelerator (Dec 2020 – Jun 2021) by the Ocean Plastic Prevention Accelerator.

Rejeki Zayyan is a medium-sized waste management company in Malang, with a focus on collecting single-use plastic bags.

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TPST Peganden Berhias Iman

Integrated Waste Management Site

A participant of the second Waste Community Accelerator (Dec 2020 – Jun 2021) by the Ocean Plastic Prevention Accelerator.

TPST Peganden Berhias Iman is a village-owned enterprise that collects waste from households for a fee.

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Urban Komposter

Small to Medium Enterprise (SME)

A participant of the second Waste Community Accelerator (Dec 2020 – Jun 2021) by the Ocean Plastic Prevention Accelerator.

Urban Komposter provides waste composters for households, and their mission is to encourage waste separation at source.

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Geledek

Small to Medium Enterprise (SME)

A participant of the second Waste Community Accelerator (Dec 2020 – Jun 2021) by the Ocean Plastic Prevention Accelerator.

Geledek offers waste management services and is currently building an online platform to expand its number of customers.

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Asosiasi Pengusaha Sampah Indonesia (APSI) Chapter Jawa Timur

Business Association

A participant of the first Waste Community Accelerator (Nov 2019 – Aug 2020) by the Ocean Plastic Prevention Accelerator.

APSI is an association of small and medium-sized entrepreneurs in waste, including aggregators, recycling companies, and organic waste processing companies.

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WeHasta

Non-profit

A participant of the first Waste Community Accelerator (Nov 2019 – Aug 2020) by the Ocean Plastic Prevention Accelerator.

WeHasta is an NGO providing crucial support for waste bank businesses in the form of capacity development and startup capital.

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Peduli Sungai Surabaya (Surabaya River-Care)

Civil Society Organization

A participant of the first Waste Community Accelerator (Nov 2019 – Aug 2020) by the Ocean Plastic Prevention Accelerator.

Peduli Sungai Surabaya is a community that focuses on training communities living close to rivers to improve waste collection and distribution.

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Robries

Startup

A participant of the first Waste Community Accelerator (Nov 2019 – Aug 2020) by the Ocean Plastic Prevention Accelerator, as well as the Plastic Innovation Pre-incubation Program.

Robries produces furniture products made out of plastic waste that are sourced from waste banks.

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Loh Jinawi

Non-profit

A participant of the first Waste Community Accelerator (Nov 2019 – Aug 2020) by the Ocean Plastic Prevention Accelerator.

Loh Jinawi is an NGO providing crucial support for waste bank businesses in the form of capacity development and startup capital.

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Bank Sampah Sektoral Anggrek Babatan Pilang

Waste Bank

A participant of the first Waste Community Accelerator (Nov 2019 – Aug 2020) by the Ocean Plastic Prevention Accelerator.

The Sectoral Waste Bank serves smaller waste banks and a smaller geographic area, trading waste feedstock to larger aggregators.

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Bank Sampah Induk Surabaya (Surabaya Central Waste Bank)

Waste Bank

A participant of the first Waste Community Accelerator (Nov 2019 – Aug 2020) by the Ocean Plastic Prevention Accelerator.

Surabaya Central Waste Bank operates as a hub for smaller waste banks in the city, carrying out waste trading activities.

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Trashcon

Startup

Trashcon provides technologies that drive end-to-end waste management, achieving zero waste solutions.

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The Kabadiwala

Startup

The Kabadiwala is a platform that provides transparency and traceability in waste collection, segregation and recyclable recovery.

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Seven Clean Seas

Startup

Seven Clean Seas is an ocean cleanup organisation that aims to create a financing mechanism to enable formal employment of waste collectors.

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Rekosistem

Startup

Rekosistem is an end-to-end zero waste management startup that strives for sustainable ecosystem via digital technology.

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Plastic Bank Indonesia

Startup

Plastic Bank builds ethical recycling ecosystems in coastal communities, and reprocesses the materials for reintroduction into the global supply chain.

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Octopus

Startup

Octopus is a platform that help producers to track and collect their post consumer products for both recyclable and non-recyclable.

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Nepra

Startup

Nepra is a waste management and recycling company specializing in the collection, segregation, processing, and recycling of dry waste.

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Kabadiwalla Connect

Startup

A participant for our 2020 Global Innovation Challenge: Plastics Data Challenge and the Informal Plastic Collection Innovation Challenge by OPPA, Kabadiwalla Connect helps integrate informal stakeholders into the formal waste-collection and recycling supply chain.

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Griya Luhu

Non-profit

Griya Luhu is a digital waste bank platform that aims to transform traditional waste banks into a more efficient, accountable and reliable digital system.

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Duitin

Startup

Duitin encourages people to recycle waste through their app, at the same time improving the livelihoods of informal waste workers.

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Impact Hub Jakarta

Entrepreneur Support

Equipped participants with a practical methodology, framework, approach, and strategy for business and personal development.

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Salin PH

Startup

A participant of the Plastic Smart Cities program, in collaboration with WWF Philippines, makesense and xchange.

Salin PH offers accessible & fair-priced fresh produce and refills for everyday products such as spices, coffee, looseleaf tea, superfood, reusable jars. They aim to reduce single-use plastic consumption of Filipinos, one refill at a time.

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Nanolabs

Startup

A participant of the Plastic Smart Cities program, in collaboration with WWF Philippines, makesense and xchange.

Nanolabs LRC Co. Ltd. is a research and development startup company that provides “nano” solutions in electrochemical energy storage and environmental challenges.

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Cloop

Startup

A participant of the Plastic Smart Cities program, in collaboration with WWF Philippines, makesense and xchange.

Cloop is a community project that seeks to preserve the environment and provide economic opportunities for the underserved by setting up small-scale recycling centers that produce high-value products.

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AUDEO

Startup

A participant of the Plastic Smart Cities program, in collaboration with WWF Philippines, makesense and xchange.

AUDEO is committed to accomplishing two major goals in the Philippines: (1) Reducing the mass housing backlog and (2) Solving the country’s plastic waste issue. They provide an affordable, high-quality building system of upcycled plastic to reduce plastic waste in the Philippines.

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AtoANI Biopack

Startup

A participant of the Plastic Smart Cities program, in collaboration with WWF Philippines, makesense and xchange.

AtoANI BioPack produces and distributes biodegradable packaging made from agro-industrial waste such as corn husks, sugarcane bagasse and rice straws to help reduce plastic waste.

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WasteAl

Startup

A participant of the Thailand Waste Management and Recycling Academy program, developed in collaboration with Seedstars.

WasteAl analyzes users’ production system and looks for ways to help the system consume less raw material and reduce waste.

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PoonSook Craft

Startup

A participant of the Thailand Waste Management and Recycling Academy program, developed in collaboration with Seedstars.

PoonSook Craft runs fun workshops with their Precious Plastic machines on recycling processes to educate the public .

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Poontong Recycle

Startup

A participant of the Thailand Waste Management and Recycling Academy program, developed in collaboration with Seedstars.

Poontong Recycle designed the recycling Vending Machine (RVM) with separation to help manage the waste from small households .

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RefillAtHome

Startup

A participant of the Thailand Waste Management and Recycling Academy program, developed in collaboration with Seedstars.

Refill at Home is a service that delivers personal and home care products to your home through electric-powered vehicles.

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PLA+

Startup

A participant of the Thailand Waste Management and Recycling Academy program, developed in collaboration with Seedstars.

PLA+ aims to close the loop of the bioplastic waste management systems by innovating with bioplastic waste.

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Cleanup Thailand

Startup

A participant of the Thailand Waste Management and Recycling Academy program, developed in collaboration with Seedstars.

Cleanup Thailand is creating a new type of waste receptacle that would reduce littering as well as encourage recycling.

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Wastic Thailand

Startup

A participant of the Thailand Waste Management and Recycling Academy program, developed in collaboration with Seedstars.

Wastic Thailand upcycles plastic waste, gathered from partner communities, into designed products.

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ReNew Innovations

Startup

A participant of the Thailand Waste Management and Recycling Academy program, developed in collaboration with Seedstars.

ReNew is innovating the production of a biocoating formula to significantly cut costs, promote upcycling and circular economy.

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Hoso

Startup

A participant of the Thailand Waste Management and Recycling Academy program, developed in collaboration with Seedstars.

Hoso provides plastic waste management and recycling solutions through package design applications with service implementation

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Saleng.com

Startup

A participant of the Thailand Waste Management and Recycling Academy program, developed in collaboration with Seedstars.

Saleng.com is a waste management data platform that connects community waste banks with waste processors using data analytics.

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Food Loss Food Waste Thailand

Startup

A participant of the Thailand Waste Management and Recycling Academy program, developed in collaboration with Seedstars.

Food Loss Food Waste Thailand separates food waste from plastic waste, making more plastic waste available for recycling.

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Seedstars

Entrepreneur Support

Provides mentorship support to early stage ventures in understanding market and customer segments, and product prototyping

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Trash Lucky

Startup

A participant of our 2020 Global Innovation Challenge: Plastics Data Challenge, and the Thailand Plastics Circularity Accelerator, Trash Lucky formalizes recycling infrastructure by incentivizing the use of smart bins and selling the recyclables in the supply chain.

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Second Life

Startup

A participant of the Thailand Plastics Circularity Accelerator, developed in partnership with the Alliance to End Plastic Waste and ECCA Family Foundation.

Second Life recovers and recycles ocean plastic waste on behalf of global brands through a network of informal collectors.

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Eco Friendly Thai

Startup

A participant of the Thailand Plastics Circularity Accelerator, developed in partnership with the Alliance to End Plastic Waste and ECCA Family Foundation.

Eco Friendly Thai extracts recycled pulp from wastepaper and laminate plastic to upcycle waste plastic and other materials.

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CIRAC

Startup

A participant of the Thailand Plastics Circularity Accelerator, developed in partnership with the Alliance to End Plastic Waste and ECCA Family Foundation.

The CIRAC system turns aluminum laminated thermoplastic, focusing on food packaging, into valuable products and materials.

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ZeroCircle

Startup

A participant of the 2021 Global Innovation Challenge: Future of Flexibles.

ZeroCircle makes materials from seaweed that meet the industrial requirements of food safety, heat sealability, and durability.

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Siklus

Startup

A participant of our 2020 Global Innovation Challenge: Plastics Data Challenge and the 2021 Global Innovation Challenge: Future of Flexibles.

Siklus delivers refills of consumer products without plastic waste, using technology to dispense safely and precisely.

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Recube Circular Solutions

Startup

A participant of the 2021 Global Innovation Challenge: Future of Flexibles.

Recube’s refill truck brings home care liquids to the customer’s doorstep, eliminating any kind of plastic packaging. They offer bio-based cups and containers with an IOT enabled recovery back system that allows for the cups and containers to be sanitised and reused.

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PolyCycl

Startup

A participant of the 2021 Global Innovation Challenge: Future of Flexibles.

PolyCycl provides circular economy solutions for the conversion of landfill plastics to petrochemical feedstock.

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Plastics for Change

Startup

A participant of the 2021 Global Innovation Challenge: Future of Flexibles.

This platform enables global brands and manufacturers to source high-quality plastic from responsible supply chains.

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pFIBRE

Startup

A participant of the 2021 Global Innovation Challenge: Future of Flexibles.

pFIBRE’s developing technology uses 100% plant-based ingredients to make films that replicate the properties of plastic.

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Novoloop

Startup

A participant of the 2021 Global Innovation Challenge: Future of Flexibles.

Novoloop transforms packaging waste into high-performance materials used in shoes, cars, homes, and more.

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Marinatex

Startup

A participant of the 2021 Global Innovation Challenge: Future of Flexibles.

MarinaTex’s material, made from fish waste, is an alternative to plastic film and has a higher tensile strength than LDPE.

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Magorium

Startup

A participant of the 2021 Global Innovation Challenge: Future of Flexibles.

Magorium re-engineers contaminated plastic waste into valuable feedstock for sustainable road construction.

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Greenhope

Startup

A participant of the 2021 Global Innovation Challenge: Future of Flexibles.

Greenhope’s biodegradable and bio-based mateirals bring innovative and useful eco-friendly products to communities.

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Ashaya

Startup

A participant of the 2021 Global Innovation Challenge: Future of Flexibles.

Ashaya’s first innovation aims to separate MLPs into its constituent layers and up-cycle them into high quality materials.

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WWF Philippines

Civil Society Organization

A participant of the Equality in Plastics Circularity program, which kicked off in 2021.

Conducting research on women’s attitudes toward waste, testing policy interventions, and publishing best practices.

On-Going

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Pure Oceans

Startup

A participant of the Equality in Plastics Circularity program, which kicked off in 2021.

Piloting two new business models, to provide alternatives to single-use items, and to provide women sales agents with income.

On-Going

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Philippine Reef & Rainforest Conservation Foundation, Inc (PRRCFI)

Civil Society Organization

A participant of the Equality in Plastics Circularity program, which kicked off in 2021.

Developing locally-led innovations & a guide for local government on developing gender-responsive, circular WMR policy.

On-Going

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Kashtakari Panchayat

Civil Society Organization

A participant of the Equality in Plastics Circularity program, which kicked off in 2021.

Establishing new supply chains for value-added products from plastic waste, owned and operated by mostly women waste pickers.

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GreenHub

Civil Society Organization

A participant of the Equality in Plastics Circularity program, which kicked off in 2021.

Researching the roles and aspirations of women informal waste workers, and advocating with local political institutions.

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Chintan Environmental Research & Action Group

Civil Society Organization

A participant of the Equality in Plastics Circularity program, which kicked off in 2021.

Action research to establish collection facilities run by men/women, to identify best practices and advocate for govt support.

On-Going

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Centre for Social Research & Development (CSRD)

Civil Society Organization

A participant of the Equality in Plastics Circularity program, which kicked off in 2021.

Feminist Participatory Action Research to map the role of women waste workers in Hue City & advocate for inclusion in policy.

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Saahas Zero Waste

Small to Medium Enterprise (SME)

A participant of the Leakage and Livelihoods program, which kicked off in 2021.

Piloting a social inclusion model of formalization, with waste entrepreneurs supported to run a material recovery facility.

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ReForm Plastic

Startup

A participant of the 2021 Global Innovation Challenge: Future of Flexibles, and our Leakage and Livelihoods program, which kicked off in 2021.

ReForm Plastic transforms plastic waste into durable commodity products through a low-cost compression molding technology. For their project in Leakage and Livelihoods, they are establishing micro material recovery facilities in Hoi An to be led by informal waste workers, and school collection program.

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Reciki Solusi Indonesia

Small to Medium Enterprise (SME)

A participant of the Leakage and Livelihoods program, which kicked off in 2021.

Establishing a buy-back center for rigid plastic in East Java, and integrating the informal economy.

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Indonesia Solid Waste Association (InSWA)

Civil Society Organization

A participant of the Leakage and Livelihoods program, which kicked off in 2021.

Testing micro-privatization models for informal waste workers and their families in East Java.

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Hasiru Dala Innovations

Small to Medium Enterprise (SME)

A participant of our Investment Readiness Bootcamp and the Leakage and Livelihoods program, which kicked off in 2021, Hasiru Dala improves livelihoods through waste management services and exports quality plastic waste to be recycled.

For their project in Leakage and Livelihoods, Hasiru Dala is establishing a material recovery facility and professionalizing waste picker entrepreneurs in Bangalore.

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EcoSattva Environmental Solutions

Social Enterprise

A participant of the Leakage and Livelihoods program, the Equality in Plastics Circularity program, as well as the Investment Readiness Bootcamp.

EcoSattva is a women-led social enterprise providing services in solid waste, green cover, and waste water management.

Their projects are: Transforming and tracking solid waste management in Alibag, in collaboration with municipal government and wastepickers; and piloting a women-run waste collection and zero-waste event business, with training for women waste pickers, in Aurangabad.

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Upscale wise

Startup

Aims to upcycle scrap and second hand textiles to convert to bags, mattresses, curtains and other useful items.

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KamaniSylva

Startup

Aims to set up a teaching institute on creating upcycled goods, hence employing women in the local community.

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Parivartan

Startup

Aims to provide biodegradable sanitary napkins to the masses at affordable rates, and upcycles sanitary napkins to natural manure.

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AseemShakti Enablers

Startup

Upcycles textiles to make bags, home decor products and other small utility products.

On-Going

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Rasa Sustainability Communications

Startup

Aims to create utility goods from plastic waste.

On-Going

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KRPS Technologies Pvt Ltd

Startup

Produces cases for electronic gadgets using plastic waste.

On-Going

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Gaea Sustainable Solutions and Practices

Startup

Upcycles fallen leaves to leather fabrics.

On-Going

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Hand Me Up

Startup

Upcycles fabrics and garments into beautiful and functional products by hand crafting.

On-Going

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Frenzy Works

Startup

Upcycles materials and turns them into handicrafts such as lamps, sculptures and bamboo bases.

On-Going

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W2W Start-up

Startup

Manufactures biodegradable sanitary napkins by using paddy straw.

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AlishaJain

Startup

Aims to upcycle used clothes, textile waste into utility products, and engage rural women in income generation through skill building.

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Fuma Labs Pvt. Ltd.

Startup

Purchases crop-waste from farmers as raw materials, incentivising them to not burn it but earn revenue instead, creating a new supply chain in agribusiness.

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Eco Char LLP

Startup

Upcycles pine needles and agro forest waste into biochar and wood vinegar.

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Recyclate

Startup

Upcycles plastic waste into panels which can be used for modern eco-conscious furniture and for interior design elements.

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Swayambhu Innovative Solutions Pvt Ltd

Startup

Upcycles plastic waste in a centralized set up where eco-boards are produced and replaces wooden ply boards.

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Eco Deco The Recycle Company

Startup

Upcycles waste plastic into panels of various thicknesses that are used for interior and furniture designing.

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ACTION CENTER FOR TRANSFORMATION (ACT)

Startup

Employs rural women self-help groups to upcycle waste paper, cloth and other waste into a resourceful marketable products.

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Ecovia

Startup

Upcycles used billboard banners to make reusable packaging for e-commerce and hyperlocal deliveries.

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Bunkojunko

Startup

Aims to create environmentally sustainable products by upcycling textile scraps.

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The Earthen Urban

Startup

Sources, upcycles completely cruelty-free, handmade and biodegrable stationary products made by local artisans.

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Let's REDO

Startup

Reimagines, redesigns and upcycles discarded clothing and plastics into sustainable, everyday-use products.

On-Going

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Climate Collective Foundation

Civil Society Organization

A participant for the Build Back Better program and our 2020 Inclusive Circular Economy Projects, Climate Collective Foundation supports climate and cleantech entrepreneurs in the Global South, developing platforms around funding, education, policy research and community activities. Their project, the Climate Ready for Women in Upcycling was a pre-accelerator program for women entrepreneurs in upcycling and strengthening business.

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Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation

Civil Society Organization

Program addressed the packaging design and material choices that can ease informal female waste pickers in recycling work.

On-Going

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Sampurn(e)arth

Startup

Sampurn(e)arth produces holistic post-consumer non-biodegradable waste in mixed or segregated form.

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LaFabrica Craft

Startup

LaFabrica Craft produces biodegradable packaging and eco-friendly product solutions around Heavy Duty & Daily Use Paper Bags.

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Bambrew

Startup

Bambrew produces natural bamboo-based product solutions around boxes, containers, straws, and cutlery.

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Regeno Bio Bags

Startup

Regeno produces compostable and biodegradable bags and covers for different materials made from vegetable starch.

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Ecoware

Startup

Ecoware offers a variety of natural product solutions around boxes, containers, and cutlery.

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Evlogia Eco Care

Startup

Evlogia produces straws from fallen leaves with no external coating that stays intact in liquids for a few hours.

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Infinite Cercle

Startup

Infinte Cercle collects waste to be made into recycled products with a traceability solution.

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GoDo Good

Startup

GoDo Good is a paper-based alternative to cling film, which is also water resistant.

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AtWorks

Entrepreneur Support

Atworks supports founders of circular impact and climate related startups focusing on solutions to plastic waste.Their project in the 2020 Inclusive Circular Economy Projects, CIMA, was India’s first product accelerator to solve plastic use and waste in the mainstream industry, with the first sector being F&B.

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Spruce Up

Startup

Spruce Up has developed a contactless garbage collection machine.

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Recity

Startup

Recity’s solution consists of a waste Management Dashboard and recycling solution of plastic.