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Banyan Nation

Providing a better solution for waste management in India by recycling thousands of tons of plastic.

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Mani Kishore Vajipeyajula

Cofounder and CEO at Banyan Nation

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Employees 21–50
Headquarters United States

Banyan Nation is an innovative, technology-driven plastic recycling and waste management company, building India's first vertically integrated formal recycling business. Banyan produces near-virgin-quality recycled plastic granules, Better PlasticTMTM, from post-consumer and industrial plastic waste streams. Consumer goods, food and beverage, and automotive companies can use Better PlasticTMTM 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. Banyan also helped initiate 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.

Press Mentions

January 25, 2019

Plastic is a global problem. It’s also a global opportunity

January 8, 2018

Banyan Nation is out to clean India and the world is taking note

October 13, 2018

Banyan Nation: Living sustainably is the only way forward

June 2, 2018

How India is trying to solve its plastics waste problem

January 26, 2018

Philips CEO Eyes an Even Bigger Sustainability Goal

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