In keeping with the vision of the Hon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi To boost the Make in India ecosystem and make India plastic free, Loopify.world announced the success of its first year of operation. Being India’s fastest growing and largest plastic-free online marketplace, Loopify.world offers over 4,000 products from over 140 vendors in 15 Indian states. Founded by serial entrepreneurs Hemal Gathani and Saurabh Gupta, this Mumbai-based company partners with environmentally conscious companies to reduce emissions and micro-plastics, providing high-quality, affordable and eco-friendly alternatives. the environment.
The company practices a non-negotiable policy in terms of supply and delivery as well as raising the awareness of its suppliers to adhere to its zero plastic policy. The company offers a wide range of environmentally friendly, recycled and recycled products that are completely chemical-free, cruelty-free and locally sourced. In its first year of operation, Loopify.world saved 4,000 kg of plastic for landfills and oceans; as well as a reduction of 1,066 tonnes of carbon emissions – simply by providing high-quality green alternatives.
Speaking at the end of the first year, Hemal Gathani, co-founder of Loopify.world, said: “Small steps conquer long journeys. Given the urgency to reverse a situation of accelerating climate change and the degradation of natural resources due to microplastic contamination in the environment – we believe that everyone is ready to adapt to better options to provided they are available, accessible and affordable. Loopify is one of those attempts to deliver sustainable plastic-free living products to spark positive change among millions of Indians. “
India is a signatory to the Paris Agreement in which it plans to significantly reduce its carbon emissions over the next decade. At the same time, the country under the leadership of the Hon. PM Modi is expected to completely phase out single-use plastic by 2022.
Commenting on the opportunity, Saurabh Gupta, co-founder of Loopify.world, said, “Besides the vision to eliminate the use of microplastics, we are also proud to strengthen the mission of Make in India. Every product sold on Loopify.world is fully manufactured and comes from the country. We work with over 140 vendors, most of whom are MSMEs. Our quest for a green and sustainable lifestyle has supported the livelihoods of over 3,000 workers in the first year of operation alone. In addition, given the acceleration of the implementation of ESG (environment, sustainability and governance) frameworks and objectives among Indian companies, we see a huge opportunity to partner with the needs of companies to become more eco-friendly. environment and plastic free.
The current product portfolio includes household items, kitchenware, baby uses, festival uses, and gift ideas. Recently, Loopify.world was approached by several companies to find products to give away, to consume by staff and to build a plastic-free workspace at multiple locations.
The online marketplace does not sell any products that contain scraps or pieces of plastic, including anything that requires batteries to function, bottles or caps or even containers, etc.
According to global studies, 79% of plastic waste remains accumulated in the environment. 9% are recycled, another with 12% disposed of by incineration. Every year, around one million seabirds and one hundred thousand marine mammals die from plastic pollution. The US Center for Disease Control finds approx. 93% of people tested positive for BPA (bisphenol A). BPA is found in polycarbonate plastics, used in containers for food, drinks, water bottles.
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