According to Capgemini’s latest research study on sustainability and changing consumer behavior, 79% of consumers are changing their purchase preferences based on social responsibility, inclusiveness, or environmental impact. 53% of consumers and 57% in the 18-24 age group have switched to lesser-known brands because they were sustainable. More than half of the consumers (52%) say that they share an emotional connection with products or organizations that they perceive as sustainable.
This change is not only seen in d2c/ b2c sector but also brands in the QSR sector are switching towards sustainable packaging solutions. Enclosed are the players which are enabling leading QSRs to switch to sustainable packaging.
1) Yash Pakka: A 40-year-old company that provides sustainable packaging solutions. The purpose of the company is to leave behind a cleaner planet for future generations by providing compostable packaging solutions. They aim to make an eco-friendly impact by providing better alternates to QSRs. These products are primarily created through sugarcane waste (Bagasse). Yash Pakka is also responsible for a brand named CHUK launched in 2017, a compostable tableware brand for serving food. CHUK products are toxin-free, lightweight, modular, microwaveable and strong enough to prevent leakage.
2) Mahalaxmi Flexible Packaging, is a reputed manufacturer, exporter and supplier of packaging products for food, dairy, beverages, retail and many more industries. They offer a wide range of biodegradable products, which are made of excellent quality material of sugar cane pulp. These products can be utilised for serving food on the counters, takeaways, etc. different shapes and sizes are also available like Round Plates, Square Plates, Glasses, Rectangular Plates, Bowls.
3) Dinearth from the reputable Abhinav Industries is a brand that manufactures Eco-Friendly Products. Dinearth provides decomposable tableware which helps safeguard the environment and is great for the planet.All our products are made from 100% Food Grade packaging, and use 100% Sugarcane Bagasse which is compostable and biodegradable. Dinearth is available in over 35 cities across the country and products include disposable plates, bowls, container trays, compartment trays, paper straws, and other cutlery.
4) Ecoware is one of India’s largest sustainable food packaging company. Its range of 26 compostable products are 100% natural and includes tableware, cutlery and takeaway packaging. Ecoware actively works with farmers to turn their biomass — which is usually burned — into a source of positive outcomes, taking what was once waste and turning it into a 100% eco-friendly product, curbing the production of plastics and their dispersion into the natural environment.