Recycled over 500 tons of plastic, changing the way India looks at waste management.

Banyan Nation is an innovative, technology-driven plastic recycling and waste management company, building India’s first vertically integrated formal recycling business. India’s recycling industry is driven by the informal sector market forces, where low cost trumps dignity of labor, societal well-being, and the environment. As a result, most of the plastic gets down cycled. Banyan produces near-virgin-quality recycled plastic granules, Better Plastic™, from post-consumer and industrial plastic waste streams. Consumer goods, food and beverage, and automotive companies can use Better Plastic™ to manufacture more sustainable products and packaging. Banyan's proprietary technology platform integrates thousands of informal recyclers into its supply chain, and it has pioneered India’s first ‘bumper-to-bumper’ closed loop recycling initiative with a leading automotive company, as well as a unique ‘bottle to bottle’ recycling program with a global cosmetics brand. To date, Banyan Nation has recycled over 500 tons of plastic, reduced over 750 tons of carbon dioxide, and diverted over 1,000 tons of plastic from landfills.


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Mani Kishore Vajipeyajula

Mani Kishore Vajipeyajula (Cofounder and CEO at Banyan Nation) has been an Unreasonable Fellow since May 2017 after participating in Unreasonable Impact Asia Pacific 2017.

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