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EcoVia: Replacing plastic with low-cost biodegradable packaging

EcoVia is on a mission to mitigate the ongoing plastic pollution crisis by providing eco-friendly alternatives. Their biodegradable and bio-compostable biopolymer packaging materials are solutions to soil and water contamination due to the spread of harmful microplastics. With the idea of replacing single-use plastic at a competitive price and helping combat plastic pollution to preserve the balance of nature, EcoVia as a company was founded in 2020.

Their products are used in different instances, from ready-made garment (RMG) product packaging to shopping bags, with the idea of providing customers with eco-friendly, bio-degradable and quality products.

Figure 2: Product Categories of EcoVia

Plastic Recycling

Plastic goods are beneficial since they are long-lasting, yet this downside becomes apparent when the objects are discarded. Natural processes that disintegrate many paper, cardboard, and wood items in months do not affect plastic materials. Plastics gather in landfills, resulting in a mountain of trash that never seems to disappear. Plastic fragments constitute ugly annoyances and risks to animals in nature. Diverting discarded plastics from the refuse stream and turning them into new goods keeps these persistent materials out of landfills and the natural environment.

Biodegradable Packaging

Biodegradable packaging has the potential to reduce water consumption, solid waste, energy consumption, and greenhouse gas emissions. This is good for the environment but also lowers the packing process’s costs. The accumulated savings outweigh the cost of the transition over time.
If a company replaced its standard packaging materials with bioplastic, it would enjoy weight savings on par with regular plastic. According to research, plastic packaging allows for weight savings of up to 78 percent compared to other materials, a significant number for business owners looking to convert.

Why EcoVia?

EcoVia ensures sustainability by converting waste into value and replacing conventional plastic with eco-friendly alternatives. Compostable EcoVia packaging can naturally degrade in soil or composting zones, ensuring a circular economy. Their packaging materials are made using cotton-based apparel waste, compostable within 150 days.

Their products are also cheaper than other compostable alternatives because they are made from cotton fabric waste and sold cheaply. Their packaging materials also ensure that no petroleum-based polymers are being used.

Figure 3: How EcoVia packaging is made.

While ordinary plastic takes 450 years to degrade, EcoVia’s products decompose in 150 days, not years! This is ground-breaking and a suitable response to the global climate issue we are currently confronting.
Plastic’s non-disposability is not its sole issue. Each kilogram of plastic generates six kilos of carbon, significantly contributing to climate change. Biodegradable plastic, on the other hand, decomposes faster and does not disrupt the natural equilibrium.

This is precisely why EcoVia’s biodegradable plastics have the potential to avert this crisis. Compared to regular plastic, each kilogram of EcoVia’s bioplastic product saves 5.5 kilograms of carbon.

The Team

EcoVia Ltd. consists of 3 co-founders who have worked together for over 2 years. The team is well-balanced, comprising members with expertise in technical know-how and excellent operations, market, and business acumen.

Riasat Zaman, Co-Founder, EcoVia, believes that EcoVia can successfully solve global plastic pollution by collaborating with big brands like Walmart, Tesco, H&M, Zara, and others while ensuring a circular economy.

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