About Ecoware

Ecoware is a market leader in the food packaging space. Ecoware is India’s first and largest manufacturer of 100% biodegradable and compostable tableware made for plant biomass. Ecoware has a portfolio of 28+ products made from the waste of common agricultural crops such as sugarcane, rice and wheat. Ecoware is a natural, affordable and ready replacement for synthetic food packaging, such as plastic, thermocol, Styrofoam and aluminum.

Ecoware is now a well-established brand in the food services industry. The organized Food Services market is valued at $15b growing at 25% CAGR. Larger HoReCa market is valued at $100B growing at 12% CAGR. With 20+ distributors across the country, Ecoware is the tableware of choice for many household names such as Haldirams, Subway, the Indian Railways, etc. Ecoware also services the retail market in both offline and online modes. Ecoware retails on Amazon (India, USA, Canada, Mexico, Singapore and the UAE) and on its own e-commerce site www.ecoware.in. Ecoware has expanded its footprint beyond India by establishing sales points in Ecuador, Slovakia, Kuwait, Kenya, Sri Lanka and Mauritius.

Ecoware makes cups, bowls, trays, plates and miscellaneous takeaway packaging in various shapes and sizes. All products are a 100% natural, biodegradable and compostable.

Ecoware has won multiple recognitions. These include:

• Expo Live Innovation Grant, Dubai Expo 2020

• COVID-19 Response Grant, The Unreasonable Group & Barclays plc

• Finalist at The Circular Awards organized by the World Economic Forum in Davos.

• Indian Circular Economy Awards organized by FICCI

• Sustainable Vendor of the Year by Wal-Mart India.

• Associate Member of the National Restaurants Association of India

• India Design Mark, India Design Council

Ecoware is led by Founder & CEO, Ms. Rhea Mazumdar Singhal. Rhea founded Ecoware in 2010 when there was little awareness about the harmful effects of plastic. Cheap oil prices had led to a proliferation of plastic production and usage. Yet, the devastation caused to the natural environment and the harmful effects on human and animal health went unnoticed. There were no plastic bans or any sort of incentives to change consumer behaviour. This is when Rhea decided to disrupt the commoditsed packaging industry by creating a natural and healthy alternative to single-use plastics. 

Rhea received the Nari Shakti Puraskar, India’s highest civilian honour, by the President of India in 2019 for her efforts to eradicate single-use plastics. She is a Young Global Leader of World Economic Forum and Asia 21 Young Leader, an honour given by the Asia Society to dynamic individuals under the age of 40 who will impact global affairs. Rhea is the current chairperson for the norther region of the CII Indian Women Network and also sits on the panel of two CII national committees on clean air and women empowerment. Rhea was awarded the Enterprising Woman of the Year in March 2020 by the government of India. Rhea has attended the University of Bristol, Oxford and Harvard University. 


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