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Brands are breaking barriers of waste management systems in India through innovative product designs.

Waste management is a major challenge that’s being tackled globally. The Indian economy is no different. India is facing a major challenge when it comes to recycling non-environment friendly products such as single-use plastics. Keeping in mind the challenge, a few brands have taken up the onus of responsibility to create waste management solutions that can help solve the country’s waste problem.

Chuk

Chuk is a 100% compostable and biodegradable tableware brand that uses agri-residue to produce toxin-free products as a perfect alternative for plastic tableware. Through its unbleached, eco-friendly, carcinogen-free, and hygienic range of products, the brand aims to positively transform the catering and food ecosystem by setting it down the greenway.

Apart from being microwaveable, oven-able, and freezable, each of the brand’s FDA-approved offerings boasts a sturdy and elegant design. It is this dynamic modularity that makes CHUK and its product globally recognizable.

The brand builds on the rich legacy of its parent company, Yash Pakka Limited (YPL), which has more than 35 years of experience in pulp manufacturing. The primary target demographic includes players in the catering and food ecosystem. These include quick service restaurants (QSRs), restaurants, cafes, hotels, food festivals, institutional catering, party caterers etc. Some of our Chuk’s key customers include McDonald’s, KFC, CCD, among others.

Ecoware

Ecoware is a one-stop shop for eco-friendly products that are 100% natural, biodegradable, and easily affordable. Its range of 26 compostable products is 100% natural and includes tableware, cutlery and takeaway packaging. Ecoware actively works with farmers to turn their biomass — which is usually burned — into a source of positive outcomes, taking what was once waste and turning it into a 100% eco-friendly product, curbing the production of plastics and their dispersion into the natural environment.

Bakey’s

The company brings you spoons, sporks or chopsticks that you can use and eat them after use. These are ‘edible’ because they are made of flours. They contain absolutely no chemicals or preservatives and are just flours kneaded with water and are 100% natural products.

ABPP Durables

The company manufactures their wooden disposable cutlery using raw materials from responsibly managed forests. Their idea is to stay healthy with enhanced hygiene by taking it up a notch with their wooden disposable spoons, forks, glasses and plates. They can be used at home, office, restaurants, pubs or even an ice-cream corner —  perfect wooden cutlery for parties, kitchen usage, weddings and other events.

Biobox India

The brand has a completely safe areca palm leaf alternatives and paper alternatives that are 100% sustainable, eco-friendly, chemical-free and compostable. These are an alternative for plastic disposable tableware and driving eco-green awareness in the society.

The brand has been using plastic or thermocol take away options for home-delivery and parties; it is high time that these products are neither human friendly nor environment friendly. BioBox has a broad range of products including areca palm dinnerware, eco-friendly cutlery and craft paper food containers.

Packaging South Asia — resilient, growing and impactful — daily, monthly — always responsive

The multi-channel B2B in print and digital 17-year-old platform matches the industry’s growth trajectory. The Indian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Middle East packaging industries are looking beyond the resilience of the past three years. They are resuming capacity expansion and diversification, with high technology and automation in new plants and projects.

As we present our 2024 publishing plan, India’s real GDP growth for the financial year ending 31 March 2024 will exceed 6%. The packaging industry growth will match the GDP growth in volume terms and surpass it by at least 3% in terms of nominal growth allowing for price inflation in energy, raw materials, consumables, and capital equipment.

The capacity for flexible film manufacturing in India increased by 45% over the past four years. With orders in place, we expect another 20% capacity addition in 2024 and 2025. Capacities in monocartons, corrugation, aseptic liquid packaging, and labels are growing similarly. As the consumption story returns over the next six months, we expect demand to return and exceed the growth trajectory of previous years. The numbers are positive for most of the economies in the region – and as shown by our analytics, our platform increasingly reaches and influences these.

For responsible and sustainable packaging, with its attendant regulations and compliances, there is significant headroom to grow in India and the region. Our coverage includes the entire packaging supply chain – from concept to shelf and to waste collection, sorting, and recycling.

We target brand owners, product managers, raw material suppliers, packaging designers and converters, and recyclers. This is a large and complex canvas – the only thing that can work is your agile thinking and innovation together with our continuous learning and persistence.

The coming year looks to be an up year in this region, and this is the right time to plan your participation and marketing communication – in our rich and highly targeted business platform with human resources on the ground. Share your thoughts and plans to inspire and mobilize our editorial and advertising teams!

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– Naresh Khanna (25 October 2023)

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