Mr. Swapnil Joshi

Organisation:

Eco Regain Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Location:

Pune (Maharashtra)

Problem:

Over 10 million tonnes of clothing are discarded every year. Decomposition of old clothes takes 40 to 100 years’ time span. Decomposition produces carbon dioxide and methane. Methane traps heat 28 times more which is causing global warming. Burning of old clothes also emits CO2 causing global warming. As per a world resources institute report, 1.2 billion tonnes of CO2 is released into the atmosphere per year by fast fashion industries.

Solution:

Eco Regain is the first initiative in India to Recycle and Reuse old clothes to handcraft new products, inspired by ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ and ‘Start-up’ India. Eco Regain was founded with a mission to provide a sustainable solution to old clothes waste. To date, we have collected 28,000 KG old clothes waste and have recycled it into creative products consisting of Handbags, Travel Bags, Travel Pouch, Kitchen Apron, Sack, Carpets, and more. Thus reducing 108,000 KG of CO2 and methane emission.

Scalability and Impact:

Currently, 4 Ladies work full time for bag production. Production of 500 bags per month. 2 Resellers in Pune. Sales Representative present in Pune and Bangalore. Collection of 2000 KG old clothes.

Requirements:

Yes

Awards and Recognition:

‘Sustainable Enterprise Award’ among best five recycling companies working in field of waste management in India by COCA-COLA and Jagriti Yatra.

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