Plastic Pollution Coalition has launched Think Beyond Plastic, an innovation competition for entrepreneurs working on solutions to the plastic pollution crisis.

Of special interest are disruptive technologies and solutions for supply chain and infrastructure, source materials and packaging, or other products, services or business model innovations that can lead to solutions at scale.

Qualified participants must have a well-articulated idea or operating business that is seed or early-stage. Businesses must have a viable business proposition, as well as sustainable business practices.

Eligible contestants will compete for a first prize investment of $50,000 for an existing business, and $10,000 investment for the most innovative business idea.

Submissions of investor decks are open now and will continue through March 10, 2013.

The finalists and winners will be announced during the Think Beyond Plastic conference on June 13-14, 2013 at the David Brower Center in  Berkeley, CA.

For questions or more information, please visit the event website.