Manik Dhingra is the Co-Founder of Shoonya Environmental Solutions, which is currently engaged in the scientific disposal of non-recyclable plastic waste from 13 states in India. Their disposal goal is 100,000 tonnes by 2020. He is an alumnus of the Social Entrepreneurship program from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Manik has represented India at the 2041 Antarctic Expedition for Climate Change and Sustainability led by Robert Swan in 2015. He was also a Sayajirao Gaekwad Fellow with the Bank of Baroda, a fellowship program for social entrepreneurs where he worked with the Government Relationships Department.