Quit Plastic: Making Sustainable Living Affordable & Accessible with Compostable Tableware & Packaging

Ajay Somaiya,  Ecopreneur & Founder

Ajay Somaiya

Ecopreneur & Founder

Compostable tableware is becoming increasingly popular, as it is a great alternative to traditional plastic, commonly used for convenience, but poses a significant threat to the environment due to its nonbiodegradable nature. By choosing compostable disposable tableware, individuals and businesses can reduce their environmental impact and contribute to a more sustainable future. Quit Plastic is an Indian brand promoting pocket friendly, environmentally-friendly alternatives to plastic, offering over 150 sugarcane bagasse pulp molded products, including tableware sets, and aims to raise awareness about compostable food packaging and reduce marine and soil pollution.

Competing and surviving against low-grade plastic disposables sold at lower prices in the market is one of the challenges eco-friendly sugarcane bagasse disposables face. However, Quit Plastic kept expanding and introducing a more comprehensive range of products and creating more awareness among the target audience. Swachh Bharat Mission is one of the critical parameters it has imbibed in the company's idea of Compostable Disposables.

Ajay Somaiya, an ecopreneur by profession, launched Quit Plastic in India on 15th August 2021 from Jamnagar, Gujarat, with the goal of reducing India's growing plastic pollution,
aiming to tackle the issue by promoting alternative options to single-use plastic products and changing the habits of Indian citizens and communities. The company has gained national and international recognition and has catered to the Indian HoReCa industry, exporters, traders, retailers, re-sellers, and end consumers. The firm sells offline and through its online wholesale store, and a franchise for budding ecopreneurs. “Quit Plastic's approach is future-oriented, focusing on finding sustainable alternatives that fit seamlessly into people's lifestyles”, says Ajay Somaiya.

Quit Plastic is a plastic free food packaging solutions provider & e-commerce store, fulfilling the carbon neutral goal

Zero Waste Products
Quit Plastic offers over 150 sugarcane bagasse products in India, providing B2B, D2C, and B2C business operations for exports and distribution domestically. Their compostable tableware products, such as plates, cups, bowls, food containers, meal trays, and clamshell boxes, are made from 100 percent natural and sturdy Sugarcane Bagasse material, a waste product of sugar mills. These disposables are microwave and freezer-safe, BPA and carcinogen chemical-free, without any plastic coating or wax lining, safe for animal consumption, and easily disposable after use, making them environmentally friendly. “We provide India's largest range of sugarcane bagasse eco-friendly disposables under one roof with multilateral options to buy from”, says Ajay.

Quit Plastic offers unique and affordable tableware packs that can be used individually or in groups for indoor and outdoor events. Their eco-friendly design ensures no plastic waste is left behind, making it an ideal solution for short and small occasions in Indian society. These packs are suitable for family gatherings, parties, picnics, office or student accommodations, hospitals, and travel. Quit Plastic's curated packs cater to a plastic-free lifestyle, making it a perfect choice for those conscious of their environmental impact. Quit Plastic's small team of experts in design, promotion, marketing, packaging, and logistics work closely together to optimize turnaround time for each order.

Quit Plastic is expanding its Green Dealer's Concept in the food packaging industry by appointing dealers in Mumbai and Bengaluru and plans to expand to more metro cities. In the years to come, the firm aims to promote its tableware packs with new customizations in North America, Australia, the United Kingdom, Europe, Africa, and Gulf Countries by the third quarter of 2023.