Plastics have practically invaded our lives and reached every corner of the world. Right from using plastic tooth brushes, straws, dustbin liners, cutlery to plastic pouches, grocery bags, laminates, there is no end to it, or so we thought…
The Maharashtra Government took cognisance of the increasing environmental damage caused by the increased use of plastics and decide to ban plastic carry bags and other plastic products The ban extends to include Thermocol cutlery and non-woven bags as well.
The government decision to levy a fine of Rs 5000 to Rs 25,000 and a jail term of three months for violating the ban is a reflection of how serious the issue is on the ground.
Yet, however dreadful plastic is to our ecosystem, one cannot deny that they are equally universal, convenient and hassle free.
Hence, the challenge is to find a suitable alternative that is equally convenient and practical but isn’t toxic and harmful?
This is where this new range of products come in to become a path breaker in this green initiative of Maharashtra and the country at large.
BIOGREEN is a unique, environment conscious startup, that produces plastic bags and other plastic products that are 100% natural and completely biodegradable.
The BIOGREEN bags are a great substitute to the toxic plastic bags as they are made from Natural Starch, Vegetable Oil Derivatives and Vegetable Waste.
Highly, environment friendly, these products are all made from renewable resources – Corn, Cassava and rice. Plastic products may take upto a thousand years to degrade, while these products biodegrade within 3-6 months in a composting system.
Bags are certified from CIPET, SRIRAM and SGS hence they are completely harmless to the environment and the ecosystem at large.
Not only do they biodegrade rapidly, they also provide excellent manure for agricultural land. In addition, BIOGREEN is a more sustainable alternative to petroleum-based materials. The use of vegetable waste for their manufacture reduces the amount of waste that goes into the landfills.
These products are undoubtedly a great free way to help implement the Mahrasthra ban without compromising on the practicality aspect for the citizens of the state.
BioGreen has an impressive array of products that include, personalised packaging materials, spoons, plates (with customisable colours, prints, and sizes), grocery bags, garbage bags, bio bags, film and laminates rolls, bio tableware, bio-water bottles, medical supplies and more.
All of these products carry the same core benefits of being highly environment friendly and economical too.
BIOGREEN has fully operational manufacturing units in Pune, Dharwad and Thiruchirapally and exports more than 120 tonnes of products to the Middle East, UK, Kenya and other parts of South Africa. They have also entered into agreements with retail giants akin to Future Group, Myntra and DMart.
On March 2016, when the Karnataka Government imposed a complete ban on all plastic and plastic products across the state, the founder of BIOGREEN, Mohammed Sadiq found it difficult to manage as a citizen in Bangalore. As Plato would have said ‘Necessity is the mother of invention’, and he went on to set up BIOGREEN to fill this huge void.
“We are striving to achieve a plastic free Karnataka and hope to be able to be responsible of reducing the overall use of plastic in our country by 50% by the end of 2020.
People may be sceptical but with our vision and ability to manufacture close to 600 tonnes of our eco-friendly products, we are confident that we will catalyse this green revolution in India, says Mohammed Sadiq.
BIOGREEN’s range of products are expected to be available in Maharashtra by April 5, 2018.