Earth Day: Ecopreneurs Working Towards Environmental Change and Saving Planet Earth


Ecopreneurs are those who opt for business models with a vision to contribute to a greener planet. As climate change is a problem that is not going anywhere soon, it is never late for individuals, corporations, or businesses to adopt eco-friendly practices to make our planet a better place to live. Some eco-minded individuals have gone a step ahead and have been making a consistent contribution by providing solutions to the individuals and helping them in adopting sustainable living.

We highlight some entrepreneurs who are encouraging people to adopt sustainable lifestyles with their eco-friendly and environmentally-conscious products.

Ved Krishna, Strategy Head, YashPakka

Ved Krishna loves to travel but decided to stay back in India for a greater purpose. He came up with innovative ways to eliminate single-use plastics from the world. His vision is to leave the planet cleaner. He is a leader of a successful company that manufactures packaging paper and moulded foodservice products from agro-residue sugarcane waste (bagasse) that is locally sourced and pulped. He has also launched an innovative range of compostable tableware products – CHUK. It has also resulted in the company winning the India Design Mark, Red Dot, and CII Design awards.

Vaibhav Anant, Founder, Bambrew

Bambrew is a sustainable packaging startup and a one-stop innovative solution provider in India. In his leadership capacity, Vaibhav oversees the direction of Research and Development, New Product Development, Operations, Team Development, and Finance and Funding. With him at the helm, Bambrew has reduced more than 10,000 tons of plastic by creating sustainable and feasible substitutes that are a perfect natural replacement for single-use plastic. Under his guidance, the company has cemented strong tie-ups with numerous leading business entities like Amazon, Nykaa, 1MG, Puma, Chumbak, Big Basket, Myntra, Flipkart, Aditya Birla and Accessorize London. It hopes to add many more partners in the future. 

Dolly Kumar, Skinella

The brainchild of a cosmetic engineer and women entrepreneur Dolly Kumar, Skinella is a skincare brand that offers products made with the power of superfoods that caters to the skincare needs of young TG 15–25-year-old girls. After extensive research and development, Dolly realised the need for a brand that is natural and free from harsh chemicals and toxins. She launched Skinella to feed the skin with the beauty benefits of natural superfoods. Skinella products are certified by PETA as cruelty-free and vegan. Recently, the brand introduced Facesheet masks made with 100 per cent biodegradable cellulose sheets that make them eco-friendly. All of the brand’s products and packaging are recyclable, making them environmentally friendly.

Udit Sood and Nikita Barmecha, EcoRight

Paying close attention to being the eco-friendly, affordable, and appealing way, EcoRight is your fix for bags of every kind in the most fun designs. Along with using natural and durable fabrics for their bags, even their packaging is biodegradable. The two founders, Udit Sood and Nikita Barmecha are both MBA professionals who moved from corporate careers to providing environmental options through EcoRight. The company produces high-quality bags in quirky yet thought-provoking environmental issue-related prints, even with innovative fabrics – recycled cotton and Juton (jute+cotton).