Meet EPPIC 2020 Winners

Meet the winning solutions of the Ending Plastic Pollution Innovation Challenge (EPPIC) 2020!

 

Four EPPIC winners were announced this January after a highly competitive final pitching round. They were Galaxy Biotech, Green Joy, CIRAC and Refill Day. They have each been awarded a USD$18,000 grant to apply the solutions in Ha Long Bay and Koh Samui, and will be enrolled in a 9-month impact acceleration programme delivered by UNDP Impact Aim, with a number of opportunities to connect with impact investing firms and other key development players in the ASEAN region.

In July, 2020, GALAXY BIOTECH launched the BREATHABLE BIOBAG, a starch-based bag made from industrial cassava (tapioca) starch – a popular local species that grows well in harsh soil in the Highland and South-East regions of Viet Nam. The bag provides a solution for food preservation, while being biodegradable.

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Green Joy is producing biodegradable and sustainable straws made in Viet Nam from the natural grass Lepironia.

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Refill Đây addresses these problems before they become a problem by preventing virgin plastics
from being used in the first place. We provide a
convenient alternative to single-use plastic by
refilling reusable containers with trusted products at our customers’ homes, offices, restaurants or hotels.
Contact information:

  • Website: refillday.vn
  • Email: nhan@refillday.vn
  • Mobile: +84908418286
The CIRAC system turns aluminum laminated thermoplastic, focusing on snack and food packaging, into valuable products and materials, such as aluminum, diesel fuel and activated carbon. With the unique design of the CIRAC reactor, combined with the right pyrolysis conditions, we are able to separate the aluminum film from the waste while the remaining plastic is converted into liquid fuel (called heavy oil) – going from waste to valuable resources.

Contact information:

  • Email: Sikarint@outlook.com
  • Mobile: +6683693344

 

Apply to our EPPIC 2021 competition now! http://plasticchallenge.undp.org.vn/take-the-challenge-2/

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