Amity

Amity is formed by two undergraduate engineering students both studying at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) - Farhana Haque, majoring in Civil Engineering and Sadman Fakid, majoring in Chemical Engineering. Their solution to #BeatPlasticPollution is an integrated management of plastic wastes where they present a micro-credit business model addressing unemployment and involving multi-modal approach to plastic waste collection, sorting and recycling. The target of the project is to increase circulation of plastics through increasing the recycling rate and facilitate the segregation of the wastes or to promote segregation at source.

Blues

3 Electrical and Electronics Engineering students from North South University built a team and made a device which would not only bring excellent grades but also #BeatPlasticPollution. The idea was to build an extremely budget-friendly floating-aquatic-waste-cleaning robot made up of readily available cheap materials and with minimal human labor. The process of keeping standstill or low-current water bodies free of floating plastic waste is still done traditionally. This project discusses the implementation of a robot that can reduce or even nullify human effort to solve one of the biggest problems of the modern era, i.e., floating waste management in the ponds and lakes. Plastic waste in reservoirs does a lot of damage, not only to the water purity and aquatic life but also to the complete ecosystem. This bot is made of floatable material that will hover on the water to collect the waste materials resulting in cleaning our water bodies.





Garbageman Ltd

Garbageman is ‘Recycling Platform’ which is a free incentive-based digital way for environmentally conscious individuals, households, restaurants, and organizations who will donate recyclable waste for recycling and upcycling purpose. This platform formalizes the supply chain of recyclables like plastic, paper, aluminium, glass, metal and e-waste and connect with compliant recyclers. By creating a link between various stakeholders for collection, this project creates opportunities for ‘Green Jobs’, conduct research and development to create scope to recycle and upcycle waste which has no value in the current market.

Green Beans

Green Beans is a team with a common vision of making an impact in this world. Mohammad Rayed and Asma Arisha are students of Computer Science and Engineering at North South University in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Having similar visions, they joined hands with another fellow mate, Mahdi Ahmed who studies Information and Communication Technology at Bangladesh University of Professionals. The team came up with the model ‘Bottle Economy’ which is a platform where locals connect with their nearest wholesalers to sell plastic wastes. It encourages them to recycle plastics by providing monetary incentives. Their goal is to build the recycling mentality in the local communities of Bangladesh as well as reduce the amount of plastic discharge in the environment. The venture uses USSD, a decade-old mobile communication protocol to connect the poor people and scavengers with local recyclers, allowing them to sell plastic wastes directly while limiting the role of intermediaries. The project with its social, economic, and environmental impact has the potential to help the Bangladeshi people.