Vizag startups striving to build bridges between economy and ecology

From bio-enzyme cleaners, recycling electronic waste to biodegradable food packages and sanitary napkins from agro-waste pulps, a group of startups in Visakhapatnam are tirelessly working towards making peace with nature through their sustainable products.

On World Environment Day (June 5) being observed on the theme: ‘Reimagine, Recreate, Restore’, they spoke to The Hindu on their objectives and journey so far.

Being environment-friendly is at the core of the business values of Greenwaves Environmental Solutions. From tackling the issue of electronic waste, single-use plastic to recycling coconut wastes and segregation of marine litter, the organisation has been working in several areas across Visakhapatnam and Goa to create green solutions.

One of its latest projects is the ‘Green Paw’ which addresses the major challenges of marine litter caused due to ghost nets (nets that break down in sea while fishing), nylon nets and balls, glass bottles and other plastic waste. The…

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