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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.

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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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    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.

    Completed

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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.

    Completed

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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.

    Completed

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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.

    Completed

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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.

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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.

    Completed

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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.

    Completed

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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.

    On-Going

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    Quadrogen

    Startup

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

    On-Going

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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.

    Completed

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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.

    Completed

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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.

    Completed

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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.

    Completed

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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.

    Completed

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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.

    Completed

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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.

    Completed

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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.

    Completed

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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.

    On-Going

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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.

    On-Going

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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.

    On-Going

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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.

    On-Going

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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.

    On-Going

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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.

    On-Going

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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.

    On-Going

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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.

    On-Going

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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.

    On-Going

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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.

    On-Going

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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.

    On-Going

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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.

    On-Going

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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.

    On-Going

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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.

    On-Going

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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.

    Completed

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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.

    Completed

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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.

    Completed

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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.

    Completed

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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.

    On-Going

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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    Rasa Sustainability Communications

    Startup

    Aims to create utility goods from plastic waste.

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    KRPS Technologies Pvt Ltd

    Startup

    Produces cases for electronic gadgets using plastic waste.

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    Gaea Sustainable Solutions and Practices

    Startup

    Upcycles fallen leaves to leather fabrics.

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    Hand Me Up

    Startup

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

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    Frenzy Works

    Startup

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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    Lucro

    Startup

    Lucro produces plastic pellets from MLPs, and imports to international countries.

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    GoMassive Incubator

    Entrepreneur Support

    A participant for the 2020 Inclusive Circular Economy Projects, GoMassive’s project focused on AIL-PrePLE: a platform for entrepreneurs, academics, researchers and innovators to pilot solutions on plastic leakage prevention.

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    The Blastic

    Startup

    The Blastic develops biodegradable plastic nursery bags from cassava to help nurseries and gardeners save time on cutting & collecting plastic nursery bag and reduce mortality rate.

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    EdiFilms

    Startup

    Aims to bring green wrap to every kitchen, where film is made from tapioca starch.

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    R.cotton

    Startup

    Aims to not have fashion footprint and to take advantage of cotton rags, old clothes thrown away wastefully by targeting businesses that produce high quality paper or packaging.

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    Pineapple Fiber

    Startup

    A pineapple non-woven fabric as a solution for the garment industry with high durability, good breathability and environmental friendliness.

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    Vinastraws

    Startup

    Edible cereal straws that can potentially replace disposable plastic straws, with natural product colors from flowers and fruits.

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    Spring

    Entrepreneur Support

    Plastic Waste Incubator 2021: train early stage entrepreneurs and angel investors on plastic waste product/service and funding.

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    End-to-End Solutions

    Startup

    A one-stop sustainability-driven waste management solution that enables barangays and HOAs to run efficient and cost-friendly MRFs in their communities.

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    Wear Forward

    Startup

    A service fashion tech startup and social enterprise that champions sustainability, circular fashion, and collaborative consumption.

    On-Going

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    Eco Machina

    Non-profit

    A crowdsourced database centered on providing easy access to information on upcycling or recycling DIY projects.

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    Circular Box

    Social Enterprise

    Provides access to food vendors and consumers towards circular and renewable packaging materials.

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    Sari-Cycling

    Startup

    Offers waste management solutions to local communities to promote responsible waste segregation and collection at the grassroots level.

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    SCDR-W0W

    Research Institute

    Aims to create a medium of information in an influencer persona that shows proper waste segregation and plastic repurposing.

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    Juan Bag

    Startup

    Known as Juanloop: Redesigning the way online parcels are received and making reusable packaging available for online consumers.

    On-Going

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    WaZeroPH

    Non-profit

    WaZeroPH works with waste collectors to improve access to plastic processors and connect them with environment conscious consumers.

    On-Going

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    Villgro

    Entrepreneur Support

    Villgro’s Ways4Waste project supports innovators solving issues of climate and gender, focused on waste management and female informal workers.

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    Makesense Philippines

    Entrepreneur Support

    Makesense’s project for the 2021 Inclusive Circular Economy Project is NOYPI 2025: a multi-stakeholder study developing zero waste distribution systems to eliminate sachet use in sari-sari stores.

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    CityCollection

    Startup

    A participant of our 2020 Global Innovation Challenge: Plastics Data Challenge, CityCollection’s platform allows waste management authorities in emerging markets to identify, collect, and direct recyclables.

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    BINTARI Foundation

    Civil Society Organization

    A participant of the Leakage and Livelihoods program, which kicked off in 2021, Bintari is integrating informal waste workers into the development of a marketplace mobile application for recyclables in Semarang.

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    IQ Energy Australia

    Startup

    A participant of our 2021 Global Innovation Challenge: Future of Flexibles, and the 2021 Canadian Tech Accelerator, IQ Energy Australia’s modular, scalable, and containerised recycling unit recycles dirty and mixed plastics using pyrolysis.

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    Erthos Inc.

    Startup

    A participant of our 2021 Global Innovation Challenge: Future of Flexibles, and the 2021 Canadian Tech Accelerator, Erthos transforms agricultural by-products into 100% plant based alternatives to traditional plastic inputs.

    On-Going

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