Ekopak: Becoming a Leading Force in Creating a Sustainable Future, One Plastic at a Time

Uchit Gupta & Sanchit Gupta,   DirectorsIn today's fast-paced, technology-driven world, people often overlook the significant impact they have on Mother Nature and the dire consequences it poses for the future. Plastic pollution, with annual economic damage of $13 billion, presents a pressing concern that demands immediate action. This alarming figure underscores the urgent need for change and highlights the importance of exploring sustainable solutions. Biodegradable products have emerged as pivotal tools in addressing this crisis and fostering a more sustainable future.

Ekopak recognizes the importance of embracing ecofriendly solutions, well positioned to cater to this growing market by offering innovative and sustainable alternatives to traditional plastic products. Ekopak, an Ecofriendly tableware brand, is a part of Kuber Packaging Industries based in Hyderabad, India. The firm offers a comprehensive range of over 40 eco-friendly products that are compostable and biodegradable.

Since its launch in September 2019, Ekopak has successfully replaced more than 4,256,780 kilograms of single-use plastics with its ecofriendly alternatives. The diverse product line caters to various needs, encompassing plates, bowls, and meal trays made from sugarcane bagasse pulp, which naturally decomposes within just 90 days. Additionally, Ekopak provides glasses, cups, drinking straws, takeaway containers made from FSC-certified foodgrade paper, and
responsibly sourced birch wood cutlery. A notable addition to their range is the EKOPEN 2, entirely crafted from paper and plantable in soil once it reaches the end of its life cycle.

Choosing Ekopak products offers several advantages. Firstly, the products are derived from renewable resources, reducing dependence on fossil fuels and mitigating environmental harm. Secondly, Ekopak's products are not only beneficial for businesses but also contribute to the wellbeing of the environment. Affordability, safety, and aesthetic appeal make a preferred choice for customers who prioritize sustain ability. Thirdly, the products are safe for food contact. Unlike plastic alternatives, Ekopak products are made using natural processes, eliminating the presence of harmful chemicals that may be released during temperature changes and making them microwave-safe. Lastly, the products are designed for convenience and can withstand various temperature environments, ensuring durability whether used for hot biryani or ice-golas. “Isn’t it beautiful to feel that you care for the one that cares for you self lessly? Ekopak is 100 percent compostable, natural, and biodegradable which makes it perfect for this beautiful world and you", shares Sanchit Gupta, Director at Ekopak.

Ekopak's commitment to providing innovative & sustainable alternatives to traditional plastic products has made it a key player in India's rapidly growing biodegradable product market

Over the past three years, Ekopak has experienced exponential growth. Ekopak's commitment to providing innovative and sustainable alternatives to traditional plastic products has made it a key player in India's rapidly growing biodegradable product market. With a workforce of over 150 individuals, the firm has established a strong presence in the market. Its clientele comprises 15 distributors across India, and it also exports the products to the US, UK, and UAE. Notably, Ekopak caters to renowned institutions such as Hyderabad Airport, Goa Airport, Amazon Hyderabad, Google, Bikanerwala, Ratnadeep Supermarket, Balaji Super market, and many others.

Looking to the future, Ekopak has ambitious plans. The firm aims to double its capacity across all product segments, ensuring a broader range of sustainable options for the customers. The firm also has plans to introduce new product lines, including tissue napkins, kitchen rolls, toilet paper, garbage bags, and bioplastic products. “By gradually reducing plastic usage, we strive to be acknowledged as a champion of environmental preservation. We wish to be known as a savior of this planet by reducing the usage of one plastic at a time”, concludes Uchit Gupta, Director at Ekopak.