About Beat Plastic Pollution : Hackathon

"Beat Plastic Pollution : Hackathon – Do something Drastic, Chuck the Plastic!!!" is an initiative by Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board in line with United Nations theme for World Environment Day-2018 'Beat Plastic Pollution' to curb, minimize and control the pollution due to various forms of Plastic.

Plastic is aptly called a miracle material which has become an evil due to overuse, beyond a doubt it is one of the great environmental challenges, not only because of its tendency of being non- decomposable but also because of its quantum and use our crucial petroleum resources. It is believed that it takes almost 100 years for plastic to degrade, this implies that each and every plastic bag ever produced is still in our
system and is consuming our space and resources, be it aquatic or land mass. It is a matter of fact that we are living in times where climate change is more of a reality than a concept and it is need of the hour that we start looking beyond plastic and look for its alternatives.

Being responsible citizens, it is our duty to be the change we wish to see and promote a spirit of inter-generational equity, where we leave resources and environment in a healthy state for our next generation as we received it from our previous generation

Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board brings to you "Beat Plastic Pollution : Hackathon – Do something Drastic, Chuck the Plastic!!!"

  • One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure
  • Recycle Today for a Better Tomorrow
  • Don't Use Plastic and Be Fantastic
  • Let's bring the change together with "Beat Plastic Pollution : Hackathon."

  • Reuse of Plastic Waste for Energy and other products
  • Recycling of Plastic Waste.
  • Alternative to Plastic Carry Bags, Plastic Products, Plastic & Thermocol Cutlery, Plastic Bottles, One Time Usable Plastic Products etc.
  • Innovative Ways of Utilization of Plastic Waste.
  • Innovative Model to Systematize & Channelize Unorganized Sector for Recycling, Collection & Disposal of Plastic waste.
Note : Participants shall submit entries on one or more above mentioned topics , by selecting the topic on Registration Link.
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Online Registrations Open!!!!

  • Registration to be done online only
  • Registration opens on 12 September, 2018
  • Last date for submission of Entries 26 September, 2018 12:00 Midnight
  • First Prize Rs. 20000/-
  • Second Prize Rs. 15000/-
  • Third Prize Rs. 10000/-

    Evaluation of submitted Entries – 27th , 28th & 29 September, 2018

  • Scrutiny Criteria: Scrutiny of all entries will be done by Panel of Experts on the following criteria-
    • Evaluation criteria will include novelty of the idea, complexity, clarity and details in the prescribed format, feasibility, practicability, sustainability and potential for future utilisation.
    • Usefulness
    • Usability
    • Originality
    • Technology
    • Financial Viability & Acceptance
    Display of 10 shortlisted candidates on the website for final presentation round - 29th September, 2018 at 6:00 PM

    Final round for presentation of proposals by 10 shortlisted candidates followed by declaration of results -
    2nd October, 2018 10:00 AM onwards

  • Top 10 Participants will be invited to UPPCB's Head office Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh to give a brief presentation on their entries.Time allocated for presentation 10 minutes only.
  • The prize money is as below:
    • First Prize Rs. 20000/-
    • Second Prize Rs. 15000/-
    • Third Prize Rs. 10000/-
    • Seven Consolation Prizes Rs. 2500/- each.
  • The prize money will be sent directly to the Participant's bank account through Online Transaction
  • Top 10 entries will be shared with Urban Development Department, State of Uttar Pradesh, Central Pollution Control Board and shall also be displayed on the website of U.P. Pollution Control Board.
  • Certificate of Participation to be given to All Participants
  • Central Institute Of Plastics Engineering & Technology (CIPET) - Lucknow
  • Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR) Lucknow Uttar Pradesh
  • Central Pollution Control Board, Lucknow
  • Urban Development Department, Govt. of U.P.
  • Directorate of Environment, Govt. of U.P
  • U.P. Pollution Control Board, Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board

T.C.-12V, Vibhuti Khand, Gomti Nagar,
Lucknow 226010

  • Nodal Officer (Plastic) UPPCB, Lucknow
  • CEO (Circle-5), UPPCB, Lucknow
  • Scientific Officer, Central Laboratory, UPPCB, Lucknow.
  • Regional Officer, UPPCB, Lucknow.

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Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board
T.C.-12V, Vibhuti Khand, Gomti Nagar,

Contact Information

Amit Chandra
Chief Environment Officer

Pradeep Sharma
Environment Engineer
+91 7839891441

Girish Chandra Arya
Assistant Environment Engineer
+91 7839891883