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.



  • Galaxy Biotech with breathable biobag, a starch-based bag made from industrial cassava (tapioca) starch
  • Green Joy with biodegradable straws made from the natural grass Lepironia
  • Refill Day with a service to refill products of trusted brand and deliver them to customer’s homes
  • CIRAC with a system to convert aluminum laminated thermoplastic in snack and food packaging into valuable products and materials, e.g. aluminum, diesel and activated carbon


Apply to our EPPIC 2021 competition now!

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