These sustainable Indian startups are a must to follow. They raised capital and won awards through resolute and intuitive solutions in the last year.
These startups embrace sustainability by using renewable and recycled resources to reduce waste and pollution in the country. Waste management, along with air pollution is one of the major issues for the country. Could the solutions from these five Indian sustainable startups help improve Indians’ life quality?
Five Indian sustainable startups
“Sun is the source of all life on our planet. We help our customers to harness the power of the sun and use that energy to make smarter choices in life.” This is the motto of Zunpulse one of the leading solar rooftop service providers in India.
Founded in 2016 by Sushant Sachan and Pranesh Chaudhary, Zunpulse delivers solar energy and IoT smart energy solutions. With its headquarter in Gurgaon, Zunpulse declares to have over 4500+ high-quality solar rooftop installations across 75+ cities, ranging from 1kW to 100kW.
In addition, through IoT-powered Remote Monitoring Systems, Zunpulse provides its customers with real-time updates about solar rooftop systems and the saving that come from them.
Could batteries be both bio-organic and bio-degradable? According to Nexus it is possible. The company has created fully recyclable electric vehicle batteries. The battery’s development structure relies on Bio-Mimicry and Industrial Ecology concepts.
The entire process doesn’t generate any waste. Batteries are made from crop residue that is biodegradable and non-toxic. Also, thanks to the bio-organic nanomaterial composition, these batteries retain high energy density.
Yulu started as an initiative to reduce metropolitan traffic and pollution in India. It, however, turned into a startup redefining urban mobility. Yulu follows three urban mobility principles: Accessibility, Availability, and Affordability.
The company aims to shape urban mobility across the country through a user-friendly mobile app using Micro Mobility Vehicles (MMVs). It enables Integrated Urban Mobility across public and private transport as well. In other words, Yulu delivers a more efficient and sustainable service, thanks to IoT, AI, and machine learning.
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Banyan won the Circulars People’s Choice Award in 2018. It is one of the first Indian vertically integrated plastic recycling companies. Banyan uses a plastic cleaning technology that converts accumulated post-industrial and post-consumer plastic waste into high-quality recycled granules.
The startup works through a data intelligence platform that combines thousands of informal recyclers into their supply chain. As a result of this process, the final product is comparable in performance and quality to virgin plastic. In short, thanks to this data-centric approach waste management becomes more efficient and cheap.
Mainly, they use sacred floral waste collected from temples in Uttar Pradesh to create charcoal-free incense, essential oils, and organic and biodegradable packing material through the ‘flower cycling’ technology.
Every day, Phool collects 8.4 tons of floral waste and prevents river Ganges contamination by tonnes of toxic chemicals, such as pesticides and insecticides that often are on flowers, during worship celebrations.
Phool is an example of a successful circular economy model where women ‘flowercyclers’ oversee production and work to improve and change religious practices for collective wellness.
Various Indian sustainable startups are consciously involved in a business path made of technological and environmental advancements. For this reason, the country could play a fundamental role in the region’s sustainable development in the coming year. Impakter will seek other Asian Pacific (APAC) sustainable startups to watch this fall and keep you updated.
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