Boon (formerly Swajal)
Founded by Dr Vibha Tripathi, Boon is a multi-award-winning, IoT-enabled water-purification solutions provider and enables access to clean water to people across the socio-economic spectrum.. The company offers mineralised purified water with ultrafiltration and RO for as low as 25 paise per litre. This enables pocket-friendly access to clean water through point-of-use water machines in public areas. For organisations, this helps them to switch from plastic bottled water to sustainable options. Boon’s plug-and-play model and technology-intensive approach also bring greater cost-effectiveness and decrease operational overheads. The company claims to provide a seamless customer experience through flexible subscription-based services that leverage QR codes and RFID-based smart cards; its franchise-driven model promotes local entrepreneurship and allows locally-generated revenues to be absorbed by the local economy.
Bangalore-based Bambrew is the brainchild of Vaibhav Anant and is a one-stop innovative solutions provider for sustainable packaging. It offers a host of products that are 100% handmade, reusable, and a natural substitute for single-use plastics in the B2B domain. These products are made from bamboo, sugarcane and seaweed.
The brand was launched in 2020 by actor Alia Bhatt. Ed-a-Mamma’s first offering is a range of thoughtfully designed clothing for children. The fabric is all-natural; the dyes used are AZO-free, and everything from the buttons and trims to the packaging is free of plastic. Ed-a-Mamma claims to be a completely vegan brand and has the SEDEX certification (an international standard for sustainability, environmental, and social responsibility) as well as the GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certification.
Founded by Mani Vajipeyajula and Rajkiran Madangopal, this Hyderabad-based company leverages tech-based solutions to collect plastic from informal recyclers and businesses. One of India’s first vertically integrated plastic-recycling companies, Banyan Nation is a waste-management company that collects plastic waste from industries and recycles these for further use. The startup utilises its unique technology platform to integrate thousands of informal workers and produces premium-quality recycled polyolefin plastics (PE and PP) for mainstream and high-quality applications. The company was recognised as one of 2021’s ‘technology pioneers’ by World Economic Forum.