Today, the industrial sector as a whole contributes to about 25% of the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and has been one of the major contributors to the economy in terms of employment generation. But what started as a means to ease humans’ lives has now become a major threat to their existence if not looked into carefully. The waste from the industries has the potential to contaminate the natural resources of the Earth for a very long time and can alter our environment in unimaginable ways.   

Hindalco, an Aditya Birla Group company, in partnership with Manush Labs, is launching this program as an opportunity to ‘innovate to eliminate’ and aims to benefit humanity by catalyzing and empowering technological innovations in the domains of ‘clean-technology” and “circular economy”.​

Winners will work on tackling the massive problem of:

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700,000

tonnes/yr of FGD waste

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5000

tonnes/yr of plastic

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Satish Pai
Managing Director, Hindalco Industries Ltd.
Director, Board of Aditya Birla Management Corporation Pvt. Ltd.

Our strategy is to create value sustainably and operate responsibly by aligning our multi-dimensional approach with the elements of people, planet and prosperity. Our partnership with Manush Labs is a collaborative solution to reduce the environmental load and move closer to our ‘Net Zero carbon’ goal of 2050.

 

Meet our champions of innovation in BioplasticsIndustrial Waste Utilization and Carbon Capture.

127

Startup Applicants

21

Countries

9

Finalist

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Sampangan
INDONESIA

 Converting multiple kind of unsorted waste into organic and inorganic high value materials

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TGP Bioplast

Replacing retail packaging with compostable plastics

INDIA
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EnviroWaste2Wealth

Composting FGD effluents

INDIA
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Zeroplast

100% home compostable materials as alternative to plastics

INDIA
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Carbix Corporation

Transforming effluent CO2 into carbonates and other valuable materials

USA
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Saltech
INDIA

Transforming plastic, industrial and demolition waste to sustainable composite building material

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AC Biode

Upcycling waste into antibacterial or absorbent materials

LUXEMBOURG/ JAPAN
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Solutum

Innovative water soluble and biodegradable plastic

ISRAEL
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Bio Craft Innovations

Bamboo-based granules as alternative to plastic

INDIA

Meet our champions of innovation in BioplasticsIndustrial Waste Utilization and Carbon Capture.

127

Startup Applicants

21

Countries

9

Finalist

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Startup #1
INDONESIA

 Converting multiple kind of unsorted waste into organic and inorganic high value materials

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Startup #4

Replacing retail packaging with compostable plastics

INDIA
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Startup #7

Composting FGD effluents

INDIA
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Startup #2

100% home compostable materials as alternative to plastics

INDIA
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Startup #5

Transforming effluent CO2 into carbonates and other valuable materials

USA
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Startup #8
INDIA

Transforming plastic, industrial and demolition waste to sustainable composite building material

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Startup #3

Upcycling waste into antibacterial or absorbent materials

LUXEMBOURG/ JAPAN
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Startup #6

Innovative water soluble and biodegradable plastic

ISRAEL
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Startup #9

Bamboo-based granules as alternative to plastic

INDIA