The company produces sustainable bags and sheeting made from starch and other natural products. These products are 100 percent plastic-free, containing no polyfin plastic at all.

About

EarthNest has the answer to the problem of plastic bags!!

Vision - Bringing disruptive Innovations to make Planet Earth a plastic bag free World.
Mission - Save Planet Earth from plastic bags, there is no Planet B!!
What we do - Manufacturer, Supplier & Distributor of Bio Bags (100% plastic-free).

The problem with plastic bags
Plastic bags are a huge problem. Some 160,000 of them are used every second. That’s five trillion bags a year. And fewer than 3 per cent are recycled. It isn’t surprising that waste plastic bags seem to be everywhere.

Biodegradable plastic bags might seem to be an answer. But unfortunately, most “biodegradable” plastic bags can still be intact and usable after three years buried in the soil. They still cause pollution and the death of animals.

So what about so-called “Bags for Life”? These are strong plastic carrier bags, designed to be used many times. But many scientists feel that, because they use more resources in their manufacture, and because they are not used very many times, they do little to increase sustainability and may even have a negative effect.

There is a need for a totally new solution: carrier bags that are truly sustainable, bags that are non-polluting, easy to recycle and fully biodegradable. Bags such as Earthnest’s bio bags which are 100 per cent free of plastic and toxins.

New start-up Earthnest, based in London and Pune, India, is manufacturing carrier bags from natural materials such as starch. And these bags are 100 per cent biodegradable and plastic-free.

In our mission to make our cities, country and planet more sustainable and plastic-free, Earthnest has been established to look at innovative ways of addressing the major climate and environment challenges facing the planet.
Earthnest is one organisation helping consumers achieve a more sustainable future. The company produces sustainable bags and sheeting made from starch and other natural products. These products are 100 per cent plastic-free, containing no polyolefin plastic at all.
This means their carbon footprint is lowered. It also means that they do not pollute the environment in any way. Left in the soil, they degrade completely in a few months, leaving no poisonous residue.
And if an animal finds and eats one of these products before it has broken down, it won’t be harmed as the products are made of completely natural and non-toxic ingredients.
Earthnest sheeting and bio bags are waterproof and oil-resistant. Importantly, they also provide an oxygen barrier. These properties make them perfect for packaging food such as meat and vegetables. And because bio bags are stronger than conventional plastic bags, they are also perfect for carrying shopping.
Recycling is easy too. The bio bags can be dissolved in water at 80°C (which means, of course, that they won’t dissolve in a rain shower).
All in all, Earthnest’s bio bags have all of the advantages of plastic without causing any of the damage to our planet. And as they cost no more than plastic bags to manufacture, there seems little reason for them not to revolutionise the packaging and retail industries.
Earthnest products (Bio Bags) are certified as Biodegradable by TÜV Rheinland (Germany) and UKAS (United Kingdom). They are also endorsed by CIPET, the Indian Institute of Plastics Engineering, and the Indian Institute of Packaging.

Key Benefits

Pledge to stop using Plastic Bags/products within the next decade - Earthnest will help them to achieve these goals.
Many organisations are making great efforts to become sustainable. Unfortunately, it is easy to become complacent by measuring the wrong things. For example, controlling the use of plastic in offices and factories is relatively achievable and simple to measure. But for many organisations, their direct use of plastic is trivial compared to the use of plastic in their supply chain.
To achieve holistic sustainability, organisations need to examine their end-to-end use of plastic, encouraging their suppliers to move towards plastic-free operations – for instance, by substituting plastic wrapping for natural wrappings such as Earthnest’s, which are made of vegetable starch.
Company sustainability policies on the use of plastics will not be delivered through superficial moves, such as only using “biodegradable” plastics or buying carbon credits. The whole organisation needs to be measured for sustainability. And that includes the supply chain, which must be plastic-free if your organisation is to be truly sustainable.

Applications

The immediate application is retail, supermarkets, multi-sector packaging, etc. - specifically reducing the usage of plastic bags
Longer-Term, there are opportunities to replace the use of Plastic in various sectors.

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