Restore Globally, 40 percent of plastic produced is packaging, used just once and then discarded.
So was Prateek Gupte, the founder of Restore, a logistics and technology platform to make every brand a zero-waste company. Prateek Gupte, the Ex-Director of Engineering at Haptik, came up with this idea as to why not provide an online marketplace that allows the packaging to be reused.
“We don’t need to convince you that we have a plastic problem. Existing solutions alone cannot solve this crisis.”
Plastic can be recycled only a few times, and it is not economically viable to sort and recycle most types of plastic.
Over 140 billion units of packaging are produced each year.
While one man's waste is another man's treasure, plastic is definitely an exception. Restore believes that the only way to eliminate waste is to not create at all.
Through Restore, a consumer can choose and pay for the product and deposit for the container online. Once used, the bottle will be picked by Restore, sanitized, refilled, and is put back in circulation. Restore not only works for consumers but also for the companies. Reusable drums are being sent to use in packaging. The whole aim of the brand is to reduce the carbon footprint by not creating more waste.
It is commendable how ReStore brings together a plethora of brands like Bare necessities, Rustic Art, Amrutam, Vilvah, Pick permaculture and Coco Custo, to offer variety to customers to choose from. All these brands advocate for clean products and green environment.