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  • Namboo Bags


  • Ecoware

    • Process
      • The ECOWARE products are manufactured by thermo-moulding of biomass into the desired shape and size using precisely designed moulds. The heat induced pressing gives a special strength to the product and the inter-fibre bonding gives it a water/oil resistant feature. The biomass pulp is produced from plant residue and is refined in such a manner that no chemical residue is present. The bleaching is done by using the properties of the natural oxygen molecule.
      • The process produces no waste or effluent ; all the water used is recycled.
    • Ingredients
      • Ecoware has only ONE ingredient-Biomass of plant origin.
      • It has no binders, additives, fillers, coatings, etc.
    • Features
      • 1. Made from sustainable, natural resources
      • 2. 100 % Biodegradable, in a short period
      • 3. Fully compostable
      • 4. No plastic or wax lining
      • 5. Can be used for both hot and cold items
      • 6. Fit to use in microwave oven or refrigerator
      • 7. Nontoxic, harmless, healthy
      • 8. Sturdy and strong
      • 9. No PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL residue
      • 10. Does not impart colour, odour, or taste to food
    • Benefits
      • 1. Environmentally friendly
      • 2. Ensures cleanliness and hygiene, as there is no washing involved.
      • 3. Easy to dispose, compostable
      • 4. No noxious fumes on burning unlike, EPS/Thermocole products
      • 5. Sustainable - Unlike paper products that require cutting of trees
      • 6. Biomass used in Ecoware is renewable
      • 7. Fully biodegradable - Paper products are biodegradable but plastic lining for providing water/air repellency will not degrade even over a long period
    • How is Ecoware different?
      • Product Benefit Comparison ChartPlasticThermocole(EPS)Ecoware
        No change in food taste or odourxxü
        Fully biogradable in less than 90 daysxxü
        No excessive energy in productionxxü
        No waste from productionxxü
        No pollution to the environmentxxü
        Long Term Cost Benefitxxü
        Value addition to the user’s green imagexxYes
    • Environment friendliness
      • EnergyEmissionsWater
        Ecoware4.6 kwh5.62 kg of CO20.19 litre
        Paper18.3 kwh11.09 kg of CO20.87 litre
        Thermocole (EPS)28.8 kwh17.48 kg of CO22.74 litre

        Resources (input) required to produce one kilogram of tableware

  • Edible Spoons

    • Why Edible Cutlery..?
      • This innovation of edible cutlery was drawn from the following concerns:
        1. Depletion of groundwater can be arrested by creating markets for less irrigation demanding crops such as jowar (sorghum). The edible cutlery is made from flours of this crop.
      • 2. Demand for power from the agriculture sector does not commensurate its contribution to the GDP and on the contrary is creating pressures on other sectors, notably on the manufacturing sector. This is largely because of the faulty crop choices. This initiative could help in triggering the right crop mix (even districts with scanty rainfall are registering increasing trends in water guzzling rice crop).
      • 3. The demand for plastic cutlery is increasing over the days. Plastic, a petroleum by-product is more harmful to human body because of the presence of several toxins and carcinogens. Its application as food consumption utensil enhances the chances of these chemicals to get into the human system.
    • What Edible Cutlery..?
      • 1. Our Edible Cutlery/cholamspoons is meant to be eaten after use. If you do not want to eat, simply throw it away. Insects and stray animals will eat them up or they will degrade naturally in less than three days.

        * These are made of flours. The flours are kneaded with plain water – no additional chemicals and not even preservatives. They are 100% natural and made under strict hygienic conditions. We have tried making them with various flours and closed on Jowar (so`rghum).
      • Why sorghum? We are making our products with sorghum, because, this crop requires hardly any irrigation. Therefore the raw material production will not cause pressures on groundwater. Sorghum is also highly nutritive.
      • Different spoons are available and its Sizes are as follows:

      • Lunch Spoons
    • Ingredients
      • These are made of various flours. Flavors can be added as per consumer’s choice like-hot n spicy, onion and tomato, garlic, ginger, spicy or sweet.

    • Hygiene standards
      • Being edible, manufacture of these products is restricted by the regulations laid under Food Safety and Standards Act. These will be strictly adhered to apart from ISO 22000

    • Nutri Facts
      • These Vary as per proportions of grain chosen (per 10 gram of edible cutlery)

      • GramsMicrograms
        Carbohydrates7.64Folic acid1.33
    • Edible Cutlery Vs Plastic cutlery
      • Plastic CutleryEdible Cutlery
        CostLow CostLow Cost

        Though easy causes harmful effects on environment

        Can be eaten after using it or can be left to decompose


        Leaves a bad taste when used to consume food

        Does not dominate the taste of the food being consumed


        Not good for the health (causes cancer, damages nervous tissue and is hormone-disruptive)

        Good for health when consumed after finishing the food (contains fiber, iron, protein, calcium, etc., in proper proportions)

        Effects on Environment

        When disposed, plastic is resistant to decomposition therefore takes long time to decompose

        Takes a lot lesser time to decompose and acts as a good fertilizer

        Energy used to produce

        Petroleum is used to produce plastic

        It is manufactured using flour of food grains.

      • Custom made sizes and shapes can also be created with a prior notice of 3 months to create drawings, dyes and moulds as specified. Additionally flavours and colours using vegetable pulp can be made with additional costs.
    • Our Standards (Eco friendly and disposable)
      • We are a 100% Export Oriented Unit (EOU) and we comply with ISO 22000. We follow the Food Safety Standards Act of Government of India.

      • 1. Water contamination- As hot and boiled water is used to make the products there is zero water contamination
      • Pest management- we have done pest control needed for food industry in factory premises.
      • Workers hygiene – The workers are free of skin and contagious diseases.
      • Work place hygiene – The workers are given aprons, gloves, face masks and head caps. The manufacturing unit are fully enclosed from all sides to avoid dust, insects and pollution as per norms.
      • Usage Instructions- Handle carefully, do not poke cutlery with force in food. Open the packet only when you are ready to consume most of the spoons or store in tight lid containers as they can become less crispy if exposed to moisture in atmosphere. Do not refrigerate. Do not throw packets as they can break inside.Do not wipe with cloth or paper napkin before use. Do not wash and reuse. Throw in mud or just in potted plants to decompose after use if you do not wish to eat it.
  • Recycled Pencils

    Scribble it; reminds recycling

  • Ecofemme

    • What is Washable cloth pads?
      • Washable cloth pads are a designed innovation of the sustainable practice of using folded cloth. Cloth pads look and function a lot like disposable pads in so much as they:

      • 1. are shaped for women’s bodies

        2. have wings to keep them securely in place

        3. use absorbent material for catching flow 4. offer leakproofprotection

      • With proper care – washing, sun drying and clean storage – cloth washable pads can last for about 75 washes and are a natural and hygienic menstrual solution that does not generate waste! In recent years, more and more women across the world are switching away from disposable pads to washable cloth pads. For them, cloth has many compelling advantages over disposable pads – financial savings, waste reduction, comfort, improved genital health, support of local livelihood and the intangible, yet powerful impact of using a product that communicates a message of holistic female beauty and dignity.
    • Why Washable cloth pads?
      • Majority of the Indian women are using disposable sanitary napkins. How many of us know the disposable sanitary napkins affect the health as well as the environment. Have any of us explored what’s inside the regular sanitary napkins available in the market?

      • 1. The top layer, often called a dri-weave top sheet, is made of polypropylene – it is essentially a plastic fleece.

        2. The biggest component is the padding, made usually of wood pulp mixed with SAP (super absorbent polymers) – a plastic based gel which draws fluid away from the surface towards the bottom of the pad

        3. Leakproof layer is made from an impermeable polyethylene, non-woven films.

        4. Fragrances are sometimes added

    • Environmental issue
      • As there is no proper disposable mechanism, Most disposable pads end up as part of unsegregated household waste for ragpickers to sort,are tossed, littering village roadsides or are burned along with other domestic waste, releasing toxins from the plastics. Some of them are eaten by street dogs or cows who choke on the plastic linings used.

      • Assuming that a woman needs a minimum of 12-14 disposable pads per cycle, an average Indian woman throws away 5000 disposable sanitary pads in her lifetime. In India, most of these pads go to landfills, where they will not break down or reintegrate into the environment. Sometimes landfills getting burned up results in release of dioxins which pollute air, soil and groundwater. Most alarming is the fact that a single use disposable pad is estimated to take between 500 – 800 years to decompose.

    • Social issue
      • Sanitary waste coming out of every household is mixed up with kitchen waste and recyclable waste such as plastic,paper and Aluminium. In an effort to collect recyclable wastes for their daily wages, ragpickers ultimately end up in putting their hands in mixed waste which is danger to their health as well as it affects their dignity.

    • Health issue
      • In addition to the environmental problems created by disposable sanitary products, the health effects are alarming.The major brands use chlorine bleach to whiten their products.The bleaching process does not sterilise anything – it only ensures that the products are white. The process results in the production of dioxin – a type of “organochlorine” as is DDT, PCBs and Agent Orange – that is linked to cancer, especially breast cancer, immune system suppression, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease

        The plastic based gel will dry or cover up odor(stink or bad smell) may cause vaginal irritation, allergies, burning, itching and yeast infections.

      • Now its high time to switch over to the greener period with 100% cotton washable cloth pads that are non-polluting, healthy to use, affordable and beautiful. A woman who chooses Eco Femme washable cloth pads, which last for approx 75 washes, can prevent on average 600 disposable pads or tampons from being thrown away during that same time. She also decreases her risk of rashes and yeast infections by using pure cotton cloth, which is soft and hypoallergenic. Currently, she saves at least Rs 1000 per month in disposables. Most importantly, she feels beautiful in her colorful, stylish washable cloth pad.

    • FAQ’s
      • What do women in India currently use for menstruation?

        In India, women have traditionally used scrap cloth from old saris or towels, folded and held in place by underwear or a string “belt.” These cloth scraps are generally used for 2 to 3 months, then burned or buried. To this day, most – an estimated 74% – Indian women are still practicing this traditional method of managing menstruation. Some women improvise using locally available materials such as sand, ash, rice husk, plastic and paper – with such practices hygiene is a concern. As Indians have more disposable income, there is a recent trend toward the use of commercially available disposable sanitary napkins.

      • What about tampons and reusable menstrual cups?

        In most of India, women do not use internal products. We have conducted focus groups and seminars with hundreds of rural women where they were shown both tampons and menstrual cups. Almost all of them express horror and disgust at the thought of putting a product inside themselves. Despite the merits of these products in the Western mind, they are not acceptable to rural Indian women.

      • Why would anyone want to wash and reuse a bloody menstrual pad?

        Women have been doing it for thousands of years before you. It’s really not so bad. We promise =)

      • Are washable cloth pads hygienic?

        Cloth has been used by millions of women across the world to manage menstruation for generations. The real question is not whether cloth is hygienic, but whether it is cared for hygienically. Are panties inherently unhygienic? When cloth pads are washed well, dried in direct sunlight and stored properly, they are perfectly hygienic. Traditional knowledge tells us that the UV rays from the sun is nature’s best disinfectant. Learn more in our full care instructions.

      • How do you wash cloth pads?

        Cloth pads can be washed easily by hand or in the washing machine. The secret is soaking them in cold or warm water for 30 minutes before washing. Most of the blood comes out in the soaking process. After that, it’s just like washing your clothes. Check out our full care instructions, or watch this video! Our volunteer, Krupa, will walk you through how easy it really is!

      • Doesn’t washing cloth pads use a lot of water? What about areas that do not have access to clean water?

        We have found that washing cloth pads takes little more water than washing underwear or any other cloth of the same size. We are not saying that everyone should use washable cloth pads all the time. If a village doesn’t have access to reasonably clean water or enough water to wash their clothes, then maybe washable cloth pads are not the solution. We believe that most regions in rural India do have the resources to continue their traditional practice of using washable cloth for menstruation.

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