WHAT WE DO ?
HOW WE DO ?
We are a biodegradable packaging and consultancy firm. We provide brand specific packaging solutions that also enable companies to support local and rural employment within their surrounding area.
Issues in focus
Current issue to be addressed >
"Asian countries, among the world’s worst ocean polluters, need tougher regulations for plastic packaging to curb leakage"-
United Nations on
NOVEMBER 13, 2019.
Plastics and their byproducts are littering our cities, oceans, and waterways, and contributing to health problems for humans and animals alike. Our technology will address not only the Eco friendliness of existing products & biodegradability of consumer packaging but also help increase the overall employment rate of Asian countries.
We are building an ecosystem wherein local businesses, suppliers & daily wage workers are able to connect & leverage the skills/requirements of one another without compromising on the quality of product or livelihood of the employee. The issue of rising unemployment, pollution & plastics is a global problem, not South Asia's alone. Therefore, the concept can be easily adapted & implemented around the world.
Current issue to be addressed >
We have developed an assembly line method to maximize efficiency in our production process and aim to employ local self-help groups and woman led organisations which would also help fuel the economy in those regions.
Like any part of the world, urban centers in tropics face serious issues of waste management. Our reusable paper bags help decrease the amount of plastic bags going into the landfills and provide new employment opportunities for small businesses, co-operatives and self-help groups.
Every supermarket gives out hundreds, if not thousands, of carry bags each & every day. However most of the time, these carry bags are not designed to sufficiently carry heavy weight. Despite an increase in plastic bans around the world, there have been no design interventions in the space of paper bags or paper packaging to improve its quality or decrease its per piece price. We are here to bridge this gap.
CARBON OFFSET + AWARENESS + CREDIT
"In recent years, there has been much eagerness to set plastic reduction goals and bans, with mixed results. Multilayer packaging was supposed to be phased out as of 2018, but the law was amended and the phasing out did not occur (CSE, 2020). Similarly, many states have tried to ban plastic carry bags, however, mixed enforcement of this law coupled with alternatives such as woven-polypropylene (looks like cloth, but is really plastic) and oxy-bio bags (marketed as compostable but really made from fossil fuel derivatives) have complicated realizing the phase out of plastic bags.
Even with clarified definitions on plastic carrying bags such as, “Compostable plastics” means plastic that undergoes degradation by biological processes during composting to yield CO2, water, inorganic compounds and biomass at a rate consistent with other known compostable materials and does not leave visible, distinguishable or toxic residue,” as provided by the Ministry of the Environment (2011), challenges with implementation and enforcement arise."
via Front-runners: Narratives on plastic-free and zero waste practices in India - Report by Katie Conlon, Ph.D. Portland State University
We work with partners with credibility and certifications to ensure ethical and environmentally conscious behaviors.
"If it can’t be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled or composted, then it should be restricted, redesigned or removed from production.”
- Pete Seeger -