Interview with Ecozoi

We work with manufacturers who use renewable energy sources, employ women, follow fair trade policies.

Can you tell us what’s special about your brand/business?
We are on a mission to eliminate unnecessary plastic usage in the world thereby helping people, planet, and oceans stay healthy. We do it through end to end innovation in product offerings, packaging design, supplier selection, freight composition, and green logistics. Few examples below:

We offer plastic free products with zero waste packaging. We work with manufacturers who use renewable energy sources, employ women, follow fair trade policies, does not employ children, and participate in local recycling efforts. We work with our freight forwarders to minimize our freight footprint thereby contributing to reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

We support reforestation by planting trees per every purchase thereby also helping in coral reef restoration and local poverty elimination. We also support worldwide environmental projects through our partnership with UCapture. We collaborate with repurpose Global, who are on a mission to use technology to improve recycling efficiencies while helping create jobs locally in cities across the world

What motivated you to start an eco-friendly business/brand?

We are the first generation immigrants who moved to the US in the early 2000s from India. With our traditional up bringing in India, we were very environment conscious and wanted to do our part in leaving the planet in a better shape for our kids. It was a strong enough reason that is propelling us forward in our mission today.

What green issues are you most passionate about?

Plastic-free lifestyle
Coral reef restoration
Clean oceans
6 Rs: Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose, Restore, Refuse, Reduce

What advice would you have for other aspiring social and green entrepreneurs?
We need to tackle the plastic (and chemicals) problem from cradle to grave. By this we mean, we should utilize innovation in reducing plastic usage right from the origin all throughout the supply chain including consumption until recycling. Tackling only one part of this problem won’t solve the current crisis. However, we believe every step in this direction counts and would advise to collaborate and work together with other organizations, businesses, and governments that are headed in this path.


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